Model Code of Practice: Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination

If you’re a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), this model Code of Practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively consult with workers about work health and safety and meet your duties under the work health and safety (WHS) Act.

You must consult with workers who carry out work for your business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by a health and safety matter. This model Code of Practice includes ways to facilitate worker participation and representation.

This model Code of Practice will also assist you if you share responsibility with other duty holders for the same health and safety matter. It provides guidance on how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with other duty holders to meet your duties under the WHS Act.

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National guide for safe workplaces – COVID-19

What is the purpose of this Guide and who is it for?
This Guide is to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (e.g. employers) meet their work health and safety (WHS) duties in relation to COVID-19 given the significant risk this disease presents to the health and safety of people at the workplace. Managing WHS risks during the pandemic requires flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and an ability to adapt as more becomes known about the virus and how its transmission can be managed and prevented.

Safe Work Australia has published a range of general and industry-specific advice, guidance and resources on its website to help create and maintain a safe workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Guide aligns with and complements the existing guidance. It provides practical advice for WHS duty holders about how to work safely during the pandemic. It can be used by any duty holders under the model WHS laws that have a role in managing the risk of COVID-19, including persons conducting a business or undertaking, persons with management or control of the workplace and ‘officers’.

More information on WHS duties is available on our website. Our information on officers’ duties
may also assist.

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Dealing with Workplace Bullying – A Worker’s Guide

We are navigating through unprecedented time where employers are using bullying and harassment to coerce employees to provide their vaccination statuses.

If this was happening any time prior to March 2020, it would not be accepted and there would be bullying and harassment claims everywhere!

If you are experiencing workplace bullying and harassment, please read this resource and understand what your rights are.

Dealing with Workplace Bullying – A Worker’s Guide

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WA COVID-19 Directions

COVID-19 Work Related Mandatory Vaccination Directions

Proof of Vaccination Directions

COVID Transition (Face Coverings) Directions

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NSW COVID-19 Directions

COVID-19 Work Related Mandatory Vaccination Directions

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Questions for the Police

Questions for the Police

These questions and tips have been provided to share.

Always remain calm and speak with respect.

Stand in your power.

If you can, record the whole visit on a phone for later reference.


  • Who are you? (Make sure you are given rank & number and you will not answer any requests until they give it to you)
  • Under what/who’s authority are you here?
  • If they can’t produce documentation that states their authority, ask them if they could go and get it and after they return with what you have asked them to produce you, will comply with their requests. (Most of the time they won’t return)
  • Who is your superior?
  • What is your reason for visiting? Have I committed a crime?
  • Do you have the authority for such a request? Are you sure because I will be checking?
  • Inform them that you will be checking with your lawyer about their visit, authority and request.
  • If they make threats always ask: WHAT LAW have I broken?
  • If they are asking for you to produce some sort of documentation you will only do so after your requests for their documentation is delivered to and recorded by you.


The author assumes no responsibility or liability for the content of the information provided and the information is not a substitute for advice from a legal or medical expert.  For further information seek out the advice of a relevant expert.

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Service and Business Directories

If you are looking to list your service / business on a pro-choice platform, then here are 2 options created by 2 of our amazing supporters…

We Are The 99

Coming soon

Red Pages AU

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Police Packs – Learn your rights and obligations

Fair Business Australia have a Police Pack for purchase


– Learn what your rights and obligations are surrounding the law, in an easy to read format.

– Keep the police out of your store (by protecting yourself with a trespass notice)

– Avoid confrontation, by using our Done-For-You reasonable response form, complete with a friendly video by Rebecca. No need to speak with the’s all done for you!

Police Pack **STOP! Read Description below before you buy!**

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