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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into WorkSafe

Date Commenced:06/27/2017
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Public Administration Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Adele Farina MLC
Hon. Jacqui Ellen Boydell MLC
Hon. Darren Legh West MLC
Hon. Kyle Owen McGinn MLC
Hon. Kenneth (Ken) Charles Baston MLC


Media Statements:

27/06/2017
Staff Members: Ms Shoshanna McNerney, LLB (Hons) (Advisory Officer)
Ms Margaret Liveris, Dip Pub Admin (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:(08) 9222 7229
Fax No:(08) 9222 7805
Postal Address:
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Terms of Reference:The Committee will inquire into and report on WorkSafe, with the following terms of reference:

a) WorkSafe’s performance against the objects of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984

b) funding and resourcing of WorkSafe

c) adequacy of WorkSafe’s training, oversight and accountability processes

d) adequacy of administrative processes, including complaints, investigations and prosecution processes

e) adequacy of WorkSafe’s audits of training providers delivering occupational health and safety training

f) timely implementation and public education of coronial inquest recommendations arising from a workplace death

g) legislative and jurisdictional issues

h) any other relevant matter.


Important Information

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Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

09/04/201710:15 AMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division LCCO Public
09/11/201710:15 AMCFMEU LCCO Public
09/11/201701:15 PMUnions WA LCCO Public
10/02/201710:15 AMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division LCCO Public
10/03/201711:15 AMMain Roads LCCO Public
10/03/201701:15 PMAustralian Skills Quality Authority LCCO Public
10/03/201702:30 PMHiSkill Pty Ltd LCCO Public
10/09/201711:00 AMState Coroner of Western Australia LCCO Public
10/09/201701:45 PMCommunity and Public Sector Union / Civil Service Association LCCO Public
10/11/201710:15 AMMr Bill Kilner LCCO Public
10/11/201711:15 AMCommission for Occupational Safety and Health LCCO Public
10/30/201710:15 AMAustralian Manufacturing Workers' Union LCCO Public
11/01/201710:15 AMWA Police Union LCCO Public
11/01/201711:15 AMTraining Accreditation Council WA LCCO Public
11/13/201710:30 AMHanssen Pty Ltd LCCO Public
11/13/201701:00 PMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division LCCO Public
11/13/201702:00 PMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division LCCO Public
11/27/201710:15 AMTransport Workers' Union - Western Australian Branch LCCO Public
11/27/201701:30 PMFrontline Safety and Training (via telephone conference) Public
11/29/201710:15 AMMaritime Union of Australia LCCO Public
12/04/201710:15 AMMultiplex LCCO Public
05/09/201810:15 AMEqual Opportunity Commission Public

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Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by QUBE Holdings Limited dated 6 Jul 2017
Written Submission by CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd dated 7 Jul 2017
Written Submission by National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) dated 13 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Hilton, Jenny and Luke Hutchins dated 14 Jul 2017
Written Submission by WorkCover WA received on 19 Jul 2017
Written Submission by IFAP dated 19 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Commission for Occupational Safety and Health dated 19 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Submitter A received on 19 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Safe Work Australia dated 20 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Australian Skills Quality Authority dated 21 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Troy Ellis received on 22 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Bill Kilner received on 24 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division received on 25 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Safety Institute of Australia Ltd dated 27 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Occupational Health Society of Australia (WA Branch) dated 27 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Transport Workers' Union - WA Branch dated 27 Jul 2017
Written Submission by State Coroner Western Australia dated 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Construction Contractors Association of Western Australia Inc dated 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Master Builders Western Australia received on 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia dated 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Natalie van der Waarden and Cory Fogliani received on 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Graham Edwards received on 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by WA Police Union received on 28 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Maritime Union of Australia dated 2 Aug 2017
Written Submission by HiSkill Pty Ltd dated 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union dated 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Unions WA dated 9 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (C & G Division) WA received on 11 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Community & Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of WA dated 25 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Frontline Safety & Training Services dated 29 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Farmsafe WA Alliance Inc dated 5 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mobi Crane WA Pty Ltd dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Bill Kilner dated 11 Oct 2017

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr Lex McCulloch (WorkSafe WA Commissioner, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety), Mr Bill Mitchell (Acting Director, Policy and Education, WorkSafe WA, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety), Ms Sally North (Acting Director, Service Industries and Specialist Directorate, WorkSafe WA, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) on 04/09/2017
• Evidence by Mr Robert Benkesser (Safety Officer, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union) on 11/09/2017
• Evidence by Owen Whittle (Assistant Secretary, UnionWA), Dr Tim Dymond (Organising and Strategic Research Officer, UnionsWA) on 11/09/2017
• Evidence by Mr Simon Ridge (Acting Deputy Director General, Safety, WorkSafe WA, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safey), Mr Bill Mitchell (Acting Director, Policy and Education, WorkSafe WA, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safey), Ms Sally North (Acting Director, Service Industries and Specialist Directorate, WorkSafe WA, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safey) on 02/10/2017
• Evidence by Mr Mark Paterson (Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Skills Quality Authority) on 03/10/2017
• Evidence by Mr Stephen Easterbrook (Managing Director, HiSkill Pty Ltd), Mr Steve Charles (Financial Consultant, Steve Charles Consulting) on 03/10/2017
• Evidence by Mr Leo Coci (Acting Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia), Mr John Braid (Principal Environment Officer, Main Roads Western Australia), Mr Christopher Rickard, (Stakeholder Relationships Specialist, Main Roads Western Australia) on 03/10/2017
• Evidence by Ms Rosalinda Fogliani (State Coroner of Western Australia, Coroner's Court of Western Australia), Mr Gary Cooper (Principal Registrar, Coroner's Court of Western Australia), Mr Toby Bishop (Counsel Assisting, Coroner's Court of Western Australia) on 09/10/2017
• Evidence by Ms Toni Walkington (Branch Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union-Civil Service Association of WA) on 09/10/2017
• Evidence by William Kilner on 11/10/2017
• Evidence by Ms Stephanie Mayman (Chair, Commission for Occupational Safety and Health) on 11/10/2017
• Evidence by Mr Steven McCartney (State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union), Mr Glenn McLaren (Assistant State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union) on 30/10/2017
• Evidence by Mr George Tilbury (President, Western Australian Police Union), Mr David Lampard (Field Officer, Western Australian Police Union), Mr Matthew Payne (Research Officer, Western Australian Police Union) on 01/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Ian Hill (Chairman, Training Accreditation Council), Miss Stephanie Trestrail (Director, Training Regulation, Department of Education) on 01/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Christopher Kirwin (Director, Industrial and Regional, WorkSafe, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) on 13/11/2017
• Evidence by Mrs Alicia Gilmour (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division) on 13/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Gerardus Hanssen (Managing Director, Hanssen Pty Ltd), Mr Hector Bermudez (Standard Details Coordinator, Hanssen Pty Ltd) on 13/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Ralph Keegan (Chief Executive Officer, Frontline Safety and Training Services) on 27/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Timothy Dawson (Branch Secretary, Transport Workers' Union of Australia), Mr Michael Knowles (Senior Organiser, Transport Workers' Union of Australia) on 27/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Michael Cross (National Safety and Training Officer, Maritime Union of Australia), Ms Margot Hoyte (Work Health and Safety Consultant) on 29/11/2017
• Evidence by Mr Jason Thomson (Regional Director, Multiplex) on 04/12/2017
• Evidence by Dr John Byrne (Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Commission), Ms Diana MacTiernan (Manager, Commission Services, Equal Opportunity Commission), Mr Allan MacDonald (Senior Legal Officer, Equal Opportunity Commission) on 09/05/2018

Related Reports:

• Report No 28 - Inquiry into WorkSafe-Terms of Reference (27 Jun 2017)

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:

• Related Document: Letter from Coroners Court of Queensland 7 December 2017
• Related Document: Letter from Coroners Court of Victoria 7 December 2017
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Division of Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 22 December 2017
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe ACT 9 April 2018
• Related Document: Letter from The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 10 April 2018
• Related Document: Letter from NT WorkSafe 17 April 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Office of Industrial Relations QLD 18 April 2018
• Related Document: Letter from SafeWork SA 30 April 2018
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe ACT 1 May 2018
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Tasmania 1 May 2018
• Related Document: Letter from SafeWork NSW 2 May 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Office of Industrial Relations QLD 11 May 2018