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NMI transition update

31-Mar-17

N-Day is rapidly approaching (1 May 2017) when our new colleagues from the National Measurement Institute’s Kensington Analytic...Find out more

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ChemCentre’s proteomics path proceeds

31-Mar-17

ChemCentre has begun a ground-breaking two-year proteomics research project in conjunction with Edith Cowan University’s Centre...Find out more

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LEAF Training and Industry Workshop

31-Mar-17

As mentioned briefly in February’s Periodical, ChemCentre was delighted to host two international experts on the Leaching Envir...Find out more

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Vacation students say au revoir

27-Feb-17

ChemCentre hosted five local and international vacation students this summer. Giving students the opportunity to gain experienc...Find out more

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ChemCentre-NMI agreement to increase capability

01-Feb-17

ChemCentre has reached a formal agreement with the National Measurement Institute (NMI) to transfer NMI’s Western Australian ch...Find out more

Steve graduating from UWA in 1669, middle of the front row in white slacks.

Steve’s legacy continues beyond ChemCentre retirement

30-Jan-17

ChemCentre has farewelled a significant contributor to its history with the retirement of Dr Steve Wilkinson in January. Find out more

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Occupational hygiene focus at national conference

16-Dec-16

For the fifth year in a row, ChemCentre was an enthusiastically received exhibitor at the Australian Institute of Occupational ...Find out more

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Ritchie ChemCentre Scholarship winner

16-Dec-16

Congratulations to Vanessa Ramos, who has been awarded the fourth Ritchie ChemCentre Scholarship in Chemistry at Murdoch Univer...Find out more

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Racing chemistry team strengthened

16-Dec-16

ChemCentre’s Racing Chemistry team has a new recruit. Kelly Wilson joined the team in December, bringing with her invaluable...Find out more

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ChemCentre benefits from INTERPOL connections

16-Dec-16

ChemCentre Forensic Science Director Colin Priddis attended INTERPOL’s 18th International Forensic Science Managers Symposium i...Find out more

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ChemCentre Act Review- Call for Consultation
The Chemistry Centre (WA) Act provides that every five years, the Minister must conduct a review of the Act’s operation and effectiveness. The five yearly review is now due and the Minister has asked the Chief Scientist to carry it out.
The Terms of Reference for the Review are now available. In summary, the Terms of Reference provide that the Chief Scientist must submit a report to the Minister which:
  • Details the Chief Scientist’s conclusions on the extent to which the powers of the Chemistry Centre (ChemCentre) under the Act are being appropriately applied; and
  • Makes recommendations, where appropriate, regarding amendments to the Act that could:
    • Maximise ChemCentre’s ability to provide chemical analysis services to Government; and
    • Provide for a more contemporary reporting and governance structure for ChemCentre.
To read the Terms of Reference in full, or for more information please visit the Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) website.

In order to prepare his report, the Chief Scientist is seeking submissions from organisations that deal regularly with ChemCentre and have an interest in its operations. If you are such a person or organisation, you are encouraged to review the Terms of Reference and prepare a submission detailing any issues you consider to be relevant.

These submissions will be treated as confidential. Submissions will be accepted on, or before 12 October 2018.

The Chief Scientist must deliver his report to the Minister by 30 November 2018.


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