12 March 1991 - Current
Mr McGUIRE (Broadmeadows) (11:40:51): (58) My constituency question is to the Attorney-General. What are the results of audits of factories and warehouses in the electorate of Broadmeadows for the safety, health and wellbeing of residents and first responders? I called for such an audit to be coordinated between the three tiers of government and business given the consequence of recent toxic fires. First responders have told me they do not know what dangers they are confronting when fighting such blazes. Recently this has caused the evacuation of local residents with the SKM Recycling factory fire in Coolaroo blowing toxic smoke all the way to the Melbourne central business district. The results of audits are urgently awaited along with recommendations for appropriate laws to secure safety through greater scrutiny, accountability and compliance.