Thursday, 24 November 2011
Work Health and Safety Bill 2011, Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011; In Committee
On the face of it, this seems quite excessive, so can the parliamentary secretary explain why an authority would not just be able to cause the work that is unsafe to cease. Why do we need the power to seize and, one therefore anticipates, also remove these alleged offending items rather than simply closing down the workplace from further work? As I understand it, that is the current law and this takes it a step further.