Australia reinforcing safety legislation for offshore oil & gas workers

Following a review of the offshore safety regime by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, a new legislation has been introduced to the Australian parliament to bolster safety for the offshore oil and gas workforce in Commonwealth waters. Madeleine King, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, who introduced the legislation, said these changes would implement the outcomes of the safety review and better align provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 with Commonwealth work health and safety laws. This legislation is part of the Australian government’s ongoing commitment to improve occupational health and safety outcomes for the country’s offshore resources sector workforce.

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