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ChemCentre forensic science expertise in high demand

29-Jul-16

ChemCentre’s Forensic Chemistry staff have been busy conducting the annual clandestine laboratory investigators course with WA ...Find out more

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Cyanide experts share knowledge

29-Jul-16

ChemCentre Manager Project Development Dr Silvia Black will share her expertise about cyanide at a forthcoming training course ...Find out more

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One day, two chief scientists

29-Jul-16

ChemCentre was thrilled to welcome not one but two chief scientists to its Bentley premises on Monday 25 July. Dr Alan Finkel A...Find out more

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Inspiring women to rocket into science

27-Jun-16

The successful launch of a powerful N2000 rocket by Samantha Ridgway early this month gathered a deserved amount of media atten...Find out more

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Racing to Qatar for drug symposium

27-Jun-16

Parallels and divergences in illicit drug testing in animals and humans was the focus of the Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar’s Six...Find out more

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Traineeship creates options for Sharona

27-Jun-16

Sharona Kitto didn’t really know what to expect when she applied for, and was then awarded, a Public Sector Commission Aborigin...Find out more

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Collaboration drives waste management agenda

27-May-16

ChemCentre, alongside co-host Toxfree, welcomed over 50 people to the Sustainable Waste Futures industry forum on 29 April 2016...Find out more

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Stockpile tests provide peace of mind for oil industry

27-May-16

ChemCentre’s value to the petroleum industry continues to be recognised, most recently through  testing of oil dispersants used...Find out more

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ChemCentre demonstrates value for mining industry

27-May-16

ChemCentre’s mining industry services were brought to the fore this month with Peter McCafferty, Director Scientific Services D...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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