Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 22, 2023



The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:53): Supplementary: as the minister is referring to relevant bodies, can the minister also please just update the council on how many South Australian workers were screened for silicosis in 2022 and how many X-rays were being sent to Queensland each year for reading? Out of that, is the minister confident that SafeWork SA is adequately resourced to support education and occupational health and safety training in South Australia?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:54): I thank the honourable member for her questions. The first two questions I will see if there can be an answer to, but I strongly suspect it's not information we would have as a government in terms of individuals' screenings or attendances, but if there is a possibility I will have a look at it.

SafeWork SA perform a very important role. We recently had a review of SafeWork SA and their roles and procedures and we spoke earlier this year about implementing some of those. SafeWork have a very important role and I think go about it diligently.