On 1 December 2022, the Legislative Council referred the Work Health and Safety (Crystalline Silica Dust) Amendment Bill to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation for inquiry and report.

The Amendment Bill inserts a new Part into the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 to ban work that exposes a person to crystalline silica dust.

Further information, including a copy of the Amendment Bill, can be found on the Committee homepage which may be accessed via www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/Committees/Committees-Detail or by contacting the Parliamentary Officer on (08) 8237 9384 or at OccHealthCommittee@parliament.sa.gov.au.

The Committee now invites all interested persons and organisations to provide a written submission by Friday 21 April 2023.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Parliamentary Officer, Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee, and emailed to OccHealthCommittee@parliament.sa.gov.au or posted to GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001.

All submissions will be made publicly available unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

Please contact me for further information.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.