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Monday, 26 March 2018
Page: 2122


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (15:39): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: All sides of politics are united on the need to prevent deaths and injuries in the workplace. The government is currently conducting a review of the leading causes of fatalities in the building and construction industry. This will feed into the review of the model work health and safety laws being undertaken by Safe Work Australia, the national tripartite body for work health and safety. All levels of government, unions, employers and their representatives need to continue to work together to ensure that workplace deaths are prevented and Australian workplaces are healthy and safe. The government notes the ongoing workloads of committees and committee secretariats and related concerns about additional references.

Question agreed to.