WA boosts penalties
Penalties for breaches of Western Australia’s workplace health and safety laws have increased.
Worksafe WA has announced new penalties consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act, with a further 14 per cent increase for inflation since 2010.
Examples for a first offence by a body corporate include:
- Level 1 penalties increase from $50,000 to $450,000
- Level 4 penalties increase from $500,000 to $2.7 million
Terms of imprisonment for individual offenders have also increased from two to five years for level 4 offences.