Worker Safety

WORKPLACE SAFETY

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.54 pm]: I rise because I want to talk about an issue that I am feeling pretty angry about at the moment. I have been talking about the need for improved laws around issues of worker safety since I first entered Parliament 10 years ago. It is an issue that is very close to my heart. I first became very passionate about this after years of working in the union movement and having to work with people grieving the loss of loved ones who had died at work or people who had been terribly injured at work.

Penalty for teens death disgraceful: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Worker Safety and Industrial Relations  the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is absolutely outraged by the inadequacy of the $38 000 fine meted out to Valmont WA  today for their part in the death of teenage construction worker Wesley Ballantine.

“It defies belief that Valmont WA received this woeful penalty even after admitting they were aware of the dangers that led to the death of teenage construction worker Wesley Ballantine.

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