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Chemist ahead of his time created biofuel


An author’s request for a photo led to ChemCentre learning some fascinating history about a WA chemist’s involvement with hydro...Find out more

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Testing answers WWII wreck oil questions


Could oil on board the sunken WWII ship Shinkoku Maru be an environmental disaster waiting to happen? WA Maritime Museum shipwr...Find out more

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New isocyanates testing regime at ChemCentre


A new sampling regime will enable ChemCentre to test air for isocyanates, a potential occupational health concern.Find out more

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ChemCentre testing for emerging contaminants


In response to the emerging contaminant issue associated with fire fighting foam, ChemCentre is now offering analysis services ...Find out more

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Visit by Her Excellency the Governor of WA


The staff of ChemCentre extended a warm welcome in March to Her Excellency, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Aus...Find out more

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Global chemical weapons expert visits ChemCentre


ChemCentre’s international reputation in chemical weapons expertise was acknowledged by one of the world’s leading experts o...Find out more

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Ritchie Scholar continues proud STEM tradition


Congratulations to Murdoch University student Kristen Redmond, who has been announced as the third Ritchie ChemCentre schola...Find out more

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ChemCentre informs at iGiene conference


ChemCentre was pleased to attend the annual Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists conference in Perth from 5-9 Dec...Find out more

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ChemCentre hosts forensic laboratory managers


ChemCentre was proud to host the Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensics Laboratories (SMANZFL) annual meeti...Find out more

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Oertling balance from a golden era


If you’ve visited ChemCentre in Bentley, you’ll know that our staff work in state-of-the-art facilities that house equipment...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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