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Committee Name:

Constitutional Affairs Committee (1989 - 2001)

House:

Legislative Council
Report Type:Report

Title:

Report in relation to the Dangerous Goods (Transport) Bill 1998 and the Dangerous Goods (Transport) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998
Report No:27
No of Pages:24
Physical Location:Legislative Council Committee Office

Presentation Date:

10/13/1998


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Hide details for Executive Summary and RecommendationsExecutive Summary and Recommendations
The purpose of the Dangerous Goods (Transport) Bill 1998 is to allow the implementation of public safety practices for the transport of dangerous goods as endorsed by the Ministerial Council on Road Transport. The Bill is intended to provide Western Australia with a nationally consistent scheme that will support Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations and the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

Regulations under the Bill will implement the provisions of the Commonwealth Road Transport (Dangerous Goods) Regulations and the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The Regulations will cover matters such as the classification, packaging, management of bulk containers, emergency procedures, marking of containers and vehicles and transport of dangerous goods.

The purpose of the Dangerous Goods (Transport) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998 is to amend the Explosives and Dangerous Goods Act 1961. The Bill is intended to come into operation on the day on which the Dangerous Goods (Transport) Bill 1998 comes into operation. Currently, all matters concerning explosives and dangerous goods are dealt with by the Explosives and Dangerous Goods Act 1961.

Recommendations

The Constitutional Affairs Committee’s report makes comment and recommendations in relation to selected clauses of the Dangerous Goods (Transport) Bill 1998 and the Dangerous Goods (Transport) (Consequential Provisions) Bill. The Committee has recommended that all clauses should be passed.