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Inquiry into WorkSafe

Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:06/27/2017
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 06/27/2017
Important Information:
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.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
1QUBE Holdings Limited dated 6 Jul 2017
2CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd dated 7 Jul 2017
3National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) dated 13 Jul 2017
4WorkCover WA received on 19 Jul 2017
5Submitter A received on 19 Jul 2017
6Commission for Occupational Safety and Health dated 19 Jul 2017
7Safe Work Australia dated 20 Jul 2017
8Australian Skills Quality Authority dated 21 Jul 2017
9Troy Ellis received on 22 Jul 2017
10IFAP dated 19 Jul 2017
12Bill Kilner received on 24 Jul 2017
12Bill Kilner dated 11 Oct 2017
13Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division received on 25 Jul 2017
15Safety Institute of Australia Ltd dated 27 Jul 2017
16The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia dated 28 Jul 2017
17Occupational Health Society of Australia (WA Branch) dated 27 Jul 2017
18Natalie van der Waarden and Cory Fogliani received on 28 Jul 2017
19State Coroner Western Australia dated 28 Jul 2017
21Transport Workers' Union - WA Branch dated 27 Jul 2017
22Construction Contractors Association of Western Australia Inc dated 28 Jul 2017
23Master Builders Western Australia received on 28 Jul 2017
24Graham Edwards received on 28 Jul 2017
26WA Police Union received on 28 Jul 2017
27Community & Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of WA dated 25 Aug 2017
28Maritime Union of Australia dated 2 Aug 2017
29Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union dated 4 Aug 2017
30HiSkill Pty Ltd dated 4 Aug 2017
32Unions WA dated 9 Aug 2017
33Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (C & G Division) WA received on 11 Aug 2017
35Frontline Safety & Training Services dated 29 Aug 2017
36Farmsafe WA Alliance Inc dated 5 Sep 2017
37Hilton, Jenny and Luke Hutchins dated 14 Jul 2017
39Mobi Crane WA Pty Ltd dated 9 Oct 2017
43Sharon Westerman received on 5 Mar 2019
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 NSW Coroner 2 January 2018
• 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
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Victoria 9 July 2018
• Related Document: Letter from NT WorkSafe 16 July 2018
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Tasmania 30 July 2018
• Related Document: Letter from SafeWork NSW 6 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Commissioner of Police Western Australia 9 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Tasmania 17 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Office of Industrial Relations QLD 21 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from SafeWork SA 21 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Office of the Coroner Northern Territory 23 August 2018
• Related Document: Letter from South Australian Coroner's Court 3 September 2018
• Related Document: Letter from Commissioner of Police Western Australia 4 September 2018
• Related Document: Letter from WorkSafe Victoria 26 November 2018
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
04 Sep 201710:15 AMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe DivisionYes
11 Sep 201710:15 AMCFMEUYes
11 Sep 201701:15 PMUnions WAYes
02 Oct 201710:15 AMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe DivisionYes
03 Oct 201711:15 AMMain RoadsYes
03 Oct 201701:15 PMAustralian Skills Quality AuthorityYes
03 Oct 201702:30 PMHiSkill Pty LtdYes
09 Oct 201711:00 AMState Coroner of Western AustraliaYes
09 Oct 201701:45 PMCommunity and Public Sector Union / Civil Service AssociationYes
11 Oct 201710:15 AMMr Bill KilnerYes
11 Oct 201711:15 AMCommission for Occupational Safety and HealthYes
30 Oct 201710:15 AMAustralian Manufacturing Workers' UnionYes
01 Nov 201710:15 AMWA Police UnionYes
01 Nov 201711:15 AMTraining Accreditation Council WAYes
13 Nov 201710:30 AMHanssen Pty LtdYes
13 Nov 201701:00 PMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe DivisionYes
13 Nov 201702:00 PMDepartment of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe DivisionYes
27 Nov 201710:15 AMTransport Workers' Union - Western Australian BranchYes
27 Nov 201701:30 PMFrontline Safety and Training (via telephone conference)
29 Nov 201710:15 AMMaritime Union of AustraliaYes
04 Dec 201710:15 AMMultiplexYes
09 May 201810:15 AMEqual Opportunity Commission
29 Oct 201811:15 AMMaster Builders Association of Western Australia
05 Mar 201910:00 AMMrs Debra and Ms Ashlea Cunico
05 Mar 201911:10 AMMr Mark and Mrs Janice Murrie
05 Mar 201901:00 PMMs Regan Ballantine
Videos:
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 4 Sep 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Benkesser (Safety Officer, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union) on 11 Sep 2017
Evidence by.. Owen Whittle (Assistant Secretary, UnionWA), Dr Tim Dymond (Organising and Strategic Research Officer, UnionsWA) on 11 Sep 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 2 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Paterson (Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Skills Quality Authority) on 3 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Easterbrook (Managing Director, HiSkill Pty Ltd), Mr Steve Charles (Financial Consultant, Steve Charles Consulting) on 3 Oct 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 3 Oct 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 9 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Ms Toni Walkington (Branch Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union-Civil Service Association of WA) on 9 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. William Kilner on 11 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Ms Stephanie Mayman (Chair, Commission for Occupational Safety and Health) on 11 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Steven McCartney (State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union), Mr Glenn McLaren (Assistant State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union) on 30 Oct 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 1 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Hill (Chairman, Training Accreditation Council), Miss Stephanie Trestrail (Director, Training Regulation, Department of Education) on 1 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Kirwin (Director, Industrial and Regional, WorkSafe, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) on 13 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mrs Alicia Gilmour (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe Division) on 13 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Gerardus Hanssen (Managing Director, Hanssen Pty Ltd), Mr Hector Bermudez (Standard Details Coordinator, Hanssen Pty Ltd) on 13 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Ralph Keegan (Chief Executive Officer, Frontline Safety and Training Services) on 27 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Jason Thomson (Regional Director, Multiplex) on 4 Dec 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 9 May 2018
Evidence by.. Mr Michael McLean (Executive Director, Master Builders Association of WA), Mr Kim Richardson (Construction Director, Master Builders Association of WA) on 29 Oct 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Regan Ballantine on 5 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Mark and Mrs Janice Murrie on 5 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mrs Debra and Ms Ashlea Cunico on 5 Mar 2019
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
28 Inquiry into WorkSafe-Terms of Reference27 Jun 2017