A Greens’ Bill to increase support for workplace health and safety representatives has successfully passed both houses of South Australian Parliament.

The Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill was introduced by Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, as part of a campaign for better support and protections for all workers’ safety.

The changes broaden the scope of who can be called in to assist a health and safety representative, allowing for better support and greater expertise in resolving safety issues in the workplace and bring SA in line with the harmonised model in place in the eastern states and remove the ‘blue tape’ restrictions introduced by the SA Liberal Party in 2012.

The Greens achieved passage of the Bill with the support of MPs from the Labor Government, Dignity and Advance SA.