Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Building and Construction Industry

4:04 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Mr Acting Deputy President. The coalition believes that this is rightly a matter for the New South Wales government and not a matter for the Senate. WorkCover in New South Wales, last week, launched a six-week work health and safety blitz of commercial construction sites across Sydney and of hotspots in regional New South Wales. WorkCover inspectors are already visiting sites across the CBD, greater Sydney metropolitan area and regional centres to check that companies are complying with construction health and safety requirements to ensure the work health, safety and wellbeing of workers and the community. We would encourage anyone with concerns about safety on construction sites in New South Wales to contact WorkCover.


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