WA suicide info ‘unreliable’

The committee conducted an inquiry into the mental health of FIFO workers after nine reportedly took their lives in WA over a 12-month period.

In handing down its interim report on Thursday, the committee said it was not able to confirm those figures, but that was “hardly surprising given the absence of reliable data”.

 “We are quite surprised in the fact there is no central, comprehensive database saying where the reporting has occurred and what has occurred,” committee chair Graham Jacobs said.