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ChemCentre helps trace oil spill source

30-Sep-16

ChemCentre’s expertise in hydrocarbons was called into action after a recent oil spill in Darwin. A birds-eye assessment reveal...Find out more

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ChemCentre expert in international arena

30-Sep-16

When Standards Australia hosted the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 147: Water Quality...Find out more

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Emergency Response on-the-spot analysis is spot on

30-Sep-16

The ChemCentre Emergency Response team was called upon this month when a chemical spill on a busy intersection in Malaga raised...Find out more

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Keeping forensic science valid

30-Sep-16

In forensic chemistry investigation and analysis, results presented as evidence can make or break a criminal case. For example,...Find out more

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ChemCentre gets safety tick of approval

19-Aug-16

ChemCentre has been certified as meeting the highest international standards for workplace occupational health and safety. Chem...Find out more

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ChemCentre keeps divers breathing easy

19-Aug-16

When underwater, divers need to know that the compressed air they are breathing is safe, so ChemCentre analyses compressed air ...Find out more

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Racing to work on holiday

19-Aug-16

ChemCentre Forensic Science Racing chemist Meena Raghvani recently took the opportunity to combine a little work with her leisu...Find out more

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ChemCentre a hit at Perth Science Festival

19-Aug-16

ChemCentre had a very successful outreach weekend in the heart of the Perth Science Festival in Northbridge, as part of Nationa...Find out more

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Truth (not quite) stranger than fiction

29-Jul-16

Some interesting things present themselves to the Media and Communications Manager of an organisation such as ChemCentre, so wh...Find out more

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Scholarship opportunity for indigenous students

29-Jul-16

Applications for ChemCentre’s Indigenous student scholarship open next week, with prospective Curtin University students encour...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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