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    Queensland workplace laws under scrutiny

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 5:55 AM

    Queensland tradies may be interested in a government move to examine current workplace health and safety laws which came into effect in January.

    Yesterday (August 29) a roundtable discussion took place with industry groups to assess the national laws and examine their effectiveness among Queensland businesses.

    State attorney-general Jarrod Bleijie said the new laws were aimed at cutting red tape without over-regulating the business sector.

    "I want to hear from businesses and workers directly affected by the new laws on whether aspects of the legislation are unworkable or have compliance or cost burdens," Mr Bleijie explained.

    "Given it is an employer's responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for staff, it is essential that government listens to how this can be best achieved."

    Mr Bleijie said the government was committed to working with businesses across a range of industries to create safer workplaces and minimise injuries in the work environment.

    Master Builders Association represented the building and construction sector at the round table discussion, which was also attended by the Chamber of Commerce, Australian Industry Group, National Retailers Association, Australian Workers Union and Queensland Council of Unions.

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