Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023



In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().22 February 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised:

Under the Work Health and SafetyAct, the duty for the health monitoring of respirable crystalline silica exposed workers is not on government, but rather sits with persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs). There is no obligation on PCBUs to report the number of screening tests undertaken. It is therefore impossible to advise council exactly how many workers were screened in SA in 2022 from all the medical screening services available to workplaces.

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised in relation to question two: the Royal Adelaide Hospital Thoracic Laboratory has not sent any silicosis X-rays to Queensland for review.