Senate debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations: Silicosis

2:19 pm

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

I note the statements about taking action and to some extent that's positive. But the best estimates we're hearing from the minister is this could be six to 12 months before a ban is put in place. What do you say to the families of those workers who are getting sick now, waiting for a ban to finally happen and being told, again, we're going to the beat of safe work, it's too hard to do it now and that industry controls are sufficient? (Time expired)


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