Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Japanese Encephalitis

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:23): Supplementary: could the minister please provide the description of what a workplace is when it is outdoors? Would it include, for example, a plant nursery? Perhaps she might want to take industrial relations advice on that rather than just health advice, given it is a workplace safety interest.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:23): I thank the honourable member for her question. But I would point out that the requirement is that one must spend at least four hours outdoors on most days.

The Hon. T.A. Franks: That's why I've asked for a definition of what is outdoors?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: I believe I have answered that question. As I said, I am happy to provide more information from the Minister for Health as required, but I think that is the relevant part rather than a definition of a workplace.