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How many consecutive days can someone work?

Question: We are a cable-laying company based out of Sydney but have worksites across Australia that are quite remote. Currently, we work an 11/3 roster, which works fine for local labour but is impractical for employees who live in a different State to the worksite. We are looking to alter this roster to a 21/7 after consultation with the employees concerned.

Is working that many days in a row in contravention of any Commonwealth or State legislation? Is having an effective fatigue management plan in place enough to meet our health and safety obligations?

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