Senate debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations: Silicosis

2:18 pm

Photo of David ShoebridgeDavid Shoebridge (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Minister, the main provider of manufactured stone in Australia, Caesarstone, is a foreign corporation with no significant assets in the country and since September 2020 has been unable to get insurance coverage for silicosis related claims in Australia, while it's also facing dozens and dozens of claims from sick and dying Australian workers. What guarantee do you give to workers who become sick after working with this product that they will not be left high and dry if Caesarstone exits the market?


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