424. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations:
I refer to the minister’s announcement on 12 July 2017 regarding the development of a work health and safety bill. Will the proposed legislation include provision for compensation payments for dependents of workers who die at work if those workers were working in Western Australia on 457 visas; and, if not, why not?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
The minister has provided the following answer.
The ministerial advisory panel formed to advise on the development of a single harmonised and amalgamated work health and safety act held its first meeting on 11 August 2017. No decisions have yet been made as to what will be included in or excluded from the new act.