This answer was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can see the original contribution here.

The Hon. MATTHEW MASON-COX: On 17 September Mr David Shoebridge asked me a question about communications between the office of the Minister for Finance and Services and the offices of WorkCover, former Minister Hartcher’s office or Mr Hilton Grugeon regarding the withdrawal or potential withdrawal of WorkCover’s occupational health and safety prosecution against Mr Grugeon in 2012.

The Minister for Finance and Services has provided the following response:

Prosecution proceedings in 2012 were brought against Mr Grugeon by the Department of Primary Industries [now a division of NSW Trade and Investment], as the regulator of mine safety under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, following a fatality at Hunter Quarries Pty Ltd. WorkCover had no role in these proceedings.