‚ÄčAmendments were proposed to the Northern Territory's work health and safety legislation following feedback received as part of the Northern Territory and national review of the legislation carried out in 2014.

During September and October 2015, a public consultation period was open for discussion of the possible amendments. As well as seeking written feedback, there were public information and feedback sessions held in Darwin and Alice Springs. 

A summary of the feedback has been developed. A copy of this summary will be sent to the people and organisations that contributed to the discussion.

The Northern Territory Government considered the feedback and decided to progress amendments to three areas of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations. The amendments will commence on 4 April 2016 and will:

  • increase the construction project trigger point value to $500,000
  • make the regulator the sole issuer of construction induction cards in the Northern Territory
  • allow licence and permit holders to notify matters to the regulator via phone, email, mail or in person.

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