PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION: ANNUAL REPORT 2013-14

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(19:56:51): I rise briefly to support this motion and thank the Hon. Mr Kandelaars for the manner in which he has summarised the work of the committee. I have only just come onto the committee since the election and I must say I am enjoying it very much. They are big shoes to fill, trying to take over from the Hon. Rob Lucas, but I am doing my best. Certainly, I have enjoyed the committee so far. I am not across a lot of the issues that were referred to in that report but I am pleased to say that the committee is getting into some serious issues to follow on from those matters.

Members will not be surprised to know that I was delighted that the committee decided to take on the Inquiry into Mental Health in the Workplace: Preventing Suicide. Obviously that is a passion of mine, and I was very pleased that the committee took that on. In closing, once again I thank the Hon. Steph Key, particularly for her chairmanship and the other members of the committee. I am also enjoying working with Ms Sue Sedivy, the executive officer of the committee. I support the motion.

Motion carried.