Safety in Work-For-The-Dole gets a hammering

Journalist Alice Workman drew social media’s attention to a dismissive answer by Australia’s Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, Craig Laundy in Parliament last week.  Laundy was asked by the Opposition Labor Party’s Ed Husic about a workplace fatality report and the safety performance of the Work-For-The-Dole scheme.  The discussion provides a glimpse into the politics of occupational health and safety (OHS).

According to Hansard for February 27 2018, Husic posed the following question:

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