Mungindi Ambulance Station



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SpeakersCorbett The Hon Alan; Egan The Hon Michael
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MUNGINDI AMBULANCE STATION

The Hon. A. G. CORBETT: My question is addressed to the Treasurer, representing the Minister for Health. I refer to the tragic death of ambulance officer Mr McEwen-Markworth at Mungindi, as reported in the Daily Telegraph on 24 June. Did the officer communicate to his superior officers any concerns about the effect of pesticides on his health during his placement at Mungindi? On the day of, or days preceding, his fatal asthma attack did Mr McEwen-Markworth perform any duty or was he in any location that brought him into contact either directly or indirectly with cotton pesticides?

The Hon. M. R. EGAN: The Hon. Elaine Nile recently asked a similar question of one of my colleagues. I will refer the question to my colleague the Minister for Health for a response.