The ACTU is the peak union body representing 46 affiliated unions and the interests of almost 2 million workers across Australia.

Unions can provide a wealth of expertise, resources, know-how and training to help health and safety reps perform their role. And if there are any problems or issues, workers and their reps should always know the union is there to back them up.

Speak Up is a new national campaign to empower workers to be well informed of their rights and to have the confidence to voice issues about health and safety.


Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia is a national policy setting body whose key role is to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

Comcare is the Federal Government agency the works in partnership with employees and employers to reduce the human and financial costs of workplace injuries and disease in the Commonwealth jurisdiction.


WorkSafe Tasmania
WorkSafe Tasmania is the State Government department responsible for administering a number of pieces of legislation including the Work Health and Safety Act 2012

WorkSafe Tasmania also administers the following legislation

  • Dangerous goods
  • Security-sensitive dangerous substances
  • Workers rehabilitation and compensation
  • Building and plumbing activities
  • Electricity standards and safety
  • Gas safety
  • Long service leave
  • Shop trading hours
  • Statutory holidays (Public holidays in Tasmania)

WorkSafe Tasmania Campaign
The WorkSafe Tasmania campaign is an initiative of WorkCover Tasmania and WorkSafe Tasmania. It's raising awareness of the need to value safe workplaces and take responsibility for safe and healthy work practices.

Asbestos Tasmania
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Asbestos Free Tasmania
Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation - AFTF is a not-for-profit, community based organisation located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

AFTF provides support and assistance to Tasmanian asbestos disease sufferers and their families. Our aim is to promote a safer, healthier Tasmania through assisting to reduce the number of people exposed to asbestos and reduce the incidence of asbestos related disease (ARD) in the Tasmania community.


International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The International Labour Organisation is the UN specialised agency, which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.  It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles, which brought the League of Nations into being, and it became the first specialised agency of the UN in 1946.

The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organise, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.

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