Jacqueline Agius the ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner was appointed to this role in April
2020. Ms Agius is also the Commissioner of the Labour Hire Licencing scheme which commenced on
27 May 2021. Ms Agius is an experienced leader with extensive practice in both industrial, and work
health and safety laws.

Ms Agius is committed to improving health and safety standards in Canberra workplaces and
creating a strong safety culture in the ACT Community. She believes this is achievable with a strong
regulatory response and holding duty holders accountable for creating safe work environments.
She is passionate about achieving positive outcomes and improving the livelihood of Canberra

Ms Agius is also dedicated to addressing psychosocial hazards at local workplaces and has
established a dedicated team at WorkSafe ACT to regulate these risks.
Before being appointed as Work Health and Safety Commissioner, Ms Agius was a senior industrial
officer with the Australian Education Union, ACT Branch. She has also worked as a legal practitioner
in the ACT specialising in criminal law.

Ms Agius has been a member of the Work Health and Safety Council since 2016 and sits on the
Heads of Workplace Authorities. She has had extensive experience speaking about work health and
safety in a variety of forums. She believes that when we get work health and safety right we can
make significant improvements to workers lives.