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Question Without Notice No. 511 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2022 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 14 June 2022

AMBULANCE WORKERS — PROTECTIONS

511. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the minister's media statement on Boxing Day 2021 on presumptive post-traumatic stress disorder protections for ambulance workers.

(1) Given that the ambulance service is overwhelmingly delivered by volunteers outside the metropolitan area, what protections has the government put in place to protect these frontline officers?

(2) Does the state government directly employ any workers subject to the announced protections; and, if so, how many?

(3) What engagement occurred with St John Ambulance and other employers of ambulance workers prior to the announcement on Boxing Day last year?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I am advised that this question should be directed to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Industrial Relations.