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Self-Incrimination Amendment Act

The Work Health and Safety (Self-Incrimination) Amendment Act 2013 (the Amendment Act) was assented to on 27 June 2013.

The Amendment Act amends section 172 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) (the WHS Act).

The amendment provides certainty that the protection against self-incrimination contained in section 172 is enjoyed by natural persons only.

A copy of the WHS Act, including the latest amendment, can be found on the SA Legislation website.

SafeWork SA has developed information on how its Work Health and Safety Inspectors will deal with section 172 in practice.

Links

WHS (Self-Incrimination) Amendment Act
SA Legislation website

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