National workplace health and safety harmonisation
There was a concerted effort to try and harmonise safety laws across Australia before 1 January 2012. However, this was not entirely successful and differences remain between safety regimes in the various States and Territories.
What is industrial action?
Industrial action can take a number of forms - including strikes, stoppages, work bans and lock-outs. It is always preferable for employers and employees to attempt to settle workplace disputes without resorting to industrial action.
What is ‘adverse action’?
It is against the law for an employer to take adverse action against an employee for a prohibited reason. Adverse action is any action which alters the employee to their prejudice, causes real detriment or harm or results in dismissal.
Can I make a complaint?
Anyone who is employed in Australia has the right to make a complaint against their employer wihout being persecuted or having their employment terminated