SOUTHERN PORTS AUTHORITY
— WORKSAFE INVESTIGATION
785. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the
Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations:
I refer to the WorkSafe review into
allegations of workplace bullying and harassment in the Southern Ports
Authority, the minister's answer to question without notice 704, asked
on 28 August 2018, and to the Albany Advertiser report on
this issue published on 6 September 2018.
(1) Noting that the minister told
the house, in answer to question 704, that —
The investigation is still in
progress. WorkSafe investigates the systems in place at workplaces to determine
compliance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
1984, as opposed to attempting to substantiate individual issues.
And that the WorkSafe representative
told the Albany Advertiser that —
the complaints have been
Which version is correct?
(2) If the
WorkSafe representative is correct, how many of the formal claims were formally
found to be substantiated by WorkSafe?
(3) How were the
reporting process will the government or WorkSafe use to show that procedural
fairness has been applied to all staff of the Southern Ports Authority,
including senior management?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
I understood that our offices had
been in conversation, and that the member was going to be asking this question
Hon Dr Steve Thomas: I'm
sorry, I thought it was today.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: No.
Hon Dr Steve Thomas: My
apologies. If you take it on notice, you can give us an answer tomorrow.