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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 21 March 2018 to date (accessed 26 June 2018 at 03:26)
Part 7 Division 8
Division 8 General
149   Return of WHS entry permits
(1)  The person to whom a WHS entry permit is issued must return the permit to the authorising authority within 14 days of any of the following things happening:
(a)  the permit is revoked or suspended,
(b)  the permit expires.
WHS civil penalty provision.
Maximum penalty: $2,000.
(2)  After the end of a period of suspension of a WHS entry permit, the authorising authority must return the WHS entry permit to the person to whom it was issued if:
(a)  the person, or the person’s union, applies to the authorising authority for the return of the permit, and
(b)  the permit has not expired.
150   Union to provide information to authorising authority
The relevant union must advise the authorising authority if:
(a)  the WHS entry permit holder resigns from or otherwise leaves the union, or
(b)  the WHS entry permit holder has had any entry permit granted under a corresponding WHS law, or the Fair Work Act or the Workplace Relations Act 1996 of the Commonwealth or the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (no matter when in force) cancelled or suspended, or
(c)  the union ceases to be:
(i)  an organisation that is registered, or taken to be registered, under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 of the Commonwealth, or
(ii)  an association of employees or independent contractors, or both, that is registered or recognised as such an association (however described) under the Industrial Relations Act 1996.
WHS civil penalty provision.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$5,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$25,000.
151   Register of WHS entry permit holders
The authorising authority must keep available for public access an up-to-date register of WHS entry permit holders in accordance with the regulations.