Duties under WHS Legislation
The work undertaken by Senators, Members and Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employees is covered by the:
Each Senator and Member and all MOP(S) Act employees have duties under Commonwealth WHS legislation.
Formal WHS policies covering MOP(S) Act employment are developed by Finance, in consultation with the WHS Committee for MOP(S) Act employees. The following policies are current:
WHS Roles in Senators and Members’ Offices
To assist Senators and Members, MOP(S) Act employees and Finance to meet their duties under the WHS Act, Finance has developed three WHS roles which should be filled in Senators and Members’ Commonwealth-funded offices: