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Allergen testing aids coconut product recalls


ChemCentre’s food science team has been hard at work analysing coconut products for milk allergens in the wake of two anaphy...Find out more

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Staff recognised at 2015 Ian Ritchie Awards


ChemCentre’s annual Ian Ritchie Achievement Awards were held on 7 October 2015. Find out more

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WA Police Minister visits ChemCentre


WA Police Minister, the Hon Liza Harvey, visited ChemCentre on Wednesday 5 August taking the opportunity to tour the laboratori...Find out more

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Mission complete at 2015 Open Day


Saturday 22 August saw ChemCentre’s fifth annual Open Day exceed every Open Day so far! Over 3,000 visitors made science their ...Find out more

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LEAF Project to provide options for waste re-use


ChemCentre is pleased to have received funding to commence a research project that will help Western Australian authorities and...Find out more

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FREE soil testing at ChemCentre Open Day!


Have you ever wondered just how healthy your backyard soil is, or what might be missing to provide your plants with healthier s...Find out more

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Murdoch and ChemCentre Collaboration Celebrates Upcoming Chemistry Students


Last year Murdoch Chemistry student Sheena Trigg received the Ritchie-ChemCentre Scholarship; a collaboration between ChemCentr...Find out more

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Safer Roads Through Science


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Light - Brightening the World of Chemistry (Part Two)


In part one of ‘Light – Brightening the World of Chemistry’ we explained what light is and shared how our scientists use light ...Find out more

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ChemCentre Partner Protecting Western Australian Marine Environments


The Western Australian Marine Science Institution discussed two partner projects at the WAMSI annual research conference thi...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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