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Question On Notice No. 2829 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 February 2020 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the government response to Recommendation 8, of the ‘Impact of FIFO Work Practices on Mental Health’ report, and I ask:
(a) how many formal requests for information on non-work related deaths were made in:
(i) 2018-19; and
(ii) 2019 to date; and
(b) how many of these deaths were suicide/suspected suicide?

Answered on 1 April 2020

(a)

   (i)   2018-19, there were 19 requests; and

   (ii)  2019-20 to date, there have been 10 requests.

(b) Of these requests there were five that appeared to relate to suicide or suspected suicide.