Agriculture industry inquiry – regional consultation details announced

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Dates and locations have been announced for public consultation on the WorkSafe Commissioner’s Inquiry into safety in the agriculture industry.

WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh announced the Inquiry in June following the 12th death in 12 months in the agriculture industry, and appointed an Independent Inquirer, Pam Scott, to undertake the Inquiry.

Ms Scott will visit four regional centres next month and will also hold two metropolitan meetings. An online webinar in November will cater for anyone who cannot make it to a meeting in person.

“The Inquiry will consider a range of issues and recommendations on matters that affect the safety performance of the agriculture industry and have influenced the number of deaths in the industry,” Ms Scott said today.

“I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in farming or the agriculture industry in general to contribute to the Inquiry by either attending a meeting, joining the webinar or making an online submission.”

Dates and locations of the public consultation meetings:

Albany – October 11, 11.00am-1.00pm

Geraldton – October 17, 10.00am-12.00pm

Bunbury – October 20, 10.00am-12.00pm

Merredin – October 25, 11.00am-1.00pm

East Perth – October 13, 10.00am-12.00pm

East Perth – October 31, 10.00am-12.00pm

Webinar – November 3, 9.00am-11.00am

Anyone interested in attending a meeting or participating in the webinar and contributing to the Inquiry process is encouraged to register on the WorkSafe website or at Agricultural Industry Inquiry – Community Consultation Meeting | Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (commerce.wa.gov.au).

Registration is recommended, as space at the venues is limited.

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