18.149 One of the focuses of SWA in 2011–2012 is on developing a National Work Health and Safety Strategy to replace the current National Strategy. Under the existing National Strategy, the top five priorities include reducing the impact of risks at work and improving the capacity of business operators and workers to manage OHS effectively. The ALRC is interested in comment on whether it is appropriate to incorporate consideration of family violence as an OHS issue under any similar priorities in the new National Work Health and Safety Strategy. The ALRC would also welcome submissions on any other ways not outlined in this chapter in which occupational health and safety law could be improved to better protect the safety of those experiencing family violence.
Question 18–1 What reforms, if any, are needed to occupational health and safety law to provide better protection for those experiencing family violence? For example, should family violence be included in the National Work Health and Safety Strategy?