Workplace safety and employment protection
Date:Tuesday, September 7, 2010
2627. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Commerce
I refer to Budget Papers page 869, Summary of Expenses regarding Safety and Employment Protections, and ask —
(1) Why has the Government reduced funding to Safety and Employment Protection?
(2) Why does the Government forward estimate ongoing reductions to the funding of this sector?
Hon NORMAN MOORE replied:
The Department of Commerce advises:
(1)-(2) Safety and Employment Protection comprises WorkSafe, EnergySafety and Labour Relations. Funding to WorkSafe and Labour Relations has remained consistent, although there has been a slight reduction because of the non-continuation of grant monies, while funding for EnergySafety is yet to reflect outcomes for their renewed business case. This adjustment will occur in end year review considerations.