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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into access to Australian Standards adopted in delegated legislation

Date Commenced:09/10/2014
Date Ended:06/23/2016
Tabling Date:06/23/2016
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Delegated Legislation Committee (2001 - 2017)

House:Joint

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Mr Peter Abetz MLA
Hon. Robin Howard Chapple MLC
Hon. Giovanni (John) Mario Castrilli MLA
Hon. Peter Argyris Katsambanis MLC
Hon. Mark William Lewis MLC
Ms Simone Frances McGurk MLA
Mr Paul Papalia MLA
Hon. Martin Brian Pritchard MLC


Media Statements:

12/04/2014
08/12/2015
08/17/2015
10/08/2015
06/23/2016
Staff Members: Ms Lauren Mesiti (Committee Clerk)
Mr Stephen Brockway (Advisory Officer)

Contact Details

Phone No:08 9222 7376
Fax No:08 9222 7805
Postal Address:
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Terms of Reference:The inquiry has the following terms of reference:

The Committee will inquire into access to Australian Standards adopted in delegated legislation in Western Australia including:

1. the level of free public access to adopted Australian Standards in metropolitan and regional Western Australia;

2. whether amendments to legislation are required to improve public access to adopted Australian Standards;

3. other measures to improve public access to adopted Australian Standards;

4. measures to improve access to adopted Australian Standards provided to the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

5. any other related matters that arise during the course of the inquiry.


Important Information


Extracts from previous Annual Reports Extract from Annual Report 2011.pdf Extract from Annual Report 2012.pdf
Letter from Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier, Dated 10 June 2014 Letter from the Premier.pdf

Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee






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Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

08/14/201509:30 AMStandards Australia Public
08/14/201510:30 AMDepartment of Commerce Public
08/14/201511:00 AMDepartment of Local Government and Community Public
08/14/201511:30 AMDepartment of the Attorney General/Parliamentary Counsel's Office Public
08/14/201512:30 PMDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet Public
08/14/201501:00 PMHousing Industry Association Public
08/21/201510:30 AMMaster Electricians Australia Public
08/21/201511:00 AMThe Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association of Western Australia Public
08/21/201511:30 AMPublic Libraries Western Australia; State Library of Western Australia; National and State Libraries Australasia Public
08/21/201512:00 PMUnions WA Public
10/14/201509:00 AMSAI Global Limited Public
11/18/201509:45 AMWA Nominee on the Board of Standards Australia Public

Videos:

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Water Corporation received on 24 Dec 2014
Written Submission by Shire of Mundaring received on 5 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Shire of Irwin received on 7 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Department of Commerce received on 15 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Department of Water received on 16 Jan 2015
Written Submission by The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association of Western Australia (SDA) received on 19 Jan 2015
Written Submission by City of Nedlands received on 20 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Department of Mines and Petroleum received on 23 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Department of Local Government and Communities received on 23 Jan 2015
Written Submission by City of Joondalup received on 27 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Housing Industry Association Limited received on 29 Jan 2015
Written Submission by UnionsWA received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Simon Corbell MLA, Acting Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by SAI Global Limited received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Urban Development Institute of Australia received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by State Library of Western Australia received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by National and State Libraries Australasia received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by Australian Library and Information Association received on 30 Jan 2015
Written Submission by City of Wanneroo received on 3 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science received on 4 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Mr John Elferink, Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Northern Territory received on 4 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Standards Australia received on 5 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Department of Environment Regulation received on 6 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Public Libraries Western Australia Inc. received on 6 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Hon Dean Nalder MLA, Minister to Transport received on 13 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Will Hodgman MP, Premier, Tasmanian Government received on 19 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Mr Adam Fenessy, Secretary, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Victoria received on 20 Feb 2015
Written Submission by Mr Dave Stewart, Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Queensland) received on 26 Mar 2015
Written Submission by Janine Freeman MLA received on 21 Jul 2015
Written Submission by Andy Robinson received on 28 Aug 2015

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr David Smith (Deputy Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Geoff Lawn (Acting Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel's Office) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Ian Munns (Acting Executive Director, WorkSafe, Department of Commerce), Mr Peter Gow (Executive Director, Building Commissioner, Department of Commerce), Mr Kenneth Bowron (Executive Director, EnergySafety, Department of Commerce) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Adam Stingemore (General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affiars, Standards Australia) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Brad Jolly (Executive Director, Sector Regulation and Support, Department of Local Government and Communities), Ms Mary Adam (Director, Legislation and Stautory Support, Department of Local Government and Communities) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr John Gelavis (Executive Director, Housing Industry Association of Western Australia) on 14/08/2015
• Evidence by Ms Meredith Hammat (Secretary, UnionsWA), Dr Tim Dymond (Organising and Strategic Research Officer, UnionsWA) on 21/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Alan McCallum (Acting State Manager, Master Electricians Australia) on 21/08/2015
• Evidence by Mrs Debra Summers (President, Public Libraries Western Australia (Inc)), Mrs Alison Sutherland (Acting Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, State Library of Western Australia), Ms Libby Cass (Manager, NSLA eResources Consortium, National Library of Australia) on 21/08/2015
• Evidence by Ms Sarah Haynes (Industrial Officer, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association of Western Australia) on 21/08/2015
• Evidence by Mr Peter Mullins (Chief Executive Officer, SAI Global Ltd), Ms Hanna Myllyoja (Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, SAI Global Ltd) on 14/10/2015
• Evidence by Mr Kenneth Bowron (Executive Director, EnergySafety, Department of Commerce and WA Nominee on the Board of Standards Australia) on 18/11/2015

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: