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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Page: 9583


Senator ABETZ (TasmaniaLeader of the Opposition in the Senate) (19:55): Given the pink batts experience, one assumes that the confined spaces code of practice was deemed as a priority and one assumes that would also impact on a roof cavity. That the government has finally learned something out of the pink batt debacle is to be welcomed, but I would have thought that with the first aid code—if we are talking here about occupational health and safety and safety of workers—why on earth would first aid of itself not be a priority code of practice? Please do not tell me that that is what the minister or ministerial council decided. I would like to know what was the basis of determining that something was a priority area and other areas were not.