NATIONAL DUST DISEASE TASKFORCE — REPORT
580. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Minister for Industrial
refer to the recommendations outlined in the National Dust Disease
Taskforce: Final report to Minister for Health and Aged Care,
which was published in July 2021.
(1) Has the minister considered the
(2) What is the
government's position on the report's recommendations as they
apply to Western Australia?
(3) Is the
government consulting with industry on the impact and implications of
implementing the recommendations?
(4) If yes to (3), who is conducting
(5) Will the
minister table the most recent briefing note or similar document that he has
received relating to this report?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I provide the following answer as
the Minister for Industrial Relations.
(1) The National
Dust Disease Taskforce final report is still being considered.
(2) The government's
position on the recommendations of the final report is yet to be determined.
(3) Worksafe has
been proactive in addressing the re-emergence of silicosis through a range of
compliance activities. Within these compliance activities, Worksafe is in
direct discussions with industry.
(4) Not applicable.
government is expecting to have further discussions with the federal Minister
for Industrial Relations to progress further
work on this matter. Once a position is finalised, the government will provide
an update to Parliament in relation to the government's response
to the recommendations.