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Inquiry on Personal Choice and Community Safety

Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:08/29/2018
Tabling date:08/29/2019
Committee:Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 08/31/2018
02/20/2019
11/13/2018
02/25/2019
11/20/2018
02/13/2019
03/25/2019
05/08/2019
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Select Committee is to inquire into and report on the economic and social impact of measures introduced in Western Australia to restrict personal choice ‘for the individual’s own good’, with particular reference to —
(1) risk-reduction products such as e-cigarettes, e-liquids and heat-not-burn tobacco products, including any impact on the wellbeing, enjoyment and finances of users and non-users;
(2) outdoor recreation such as cycling and aquatic leisure, including any impact on the wellbeing, enjoyment and finances of users and non-users; and
(3) any other measures introduced to restrict personal choice for individuals as a means of preventing harm to themselves.

The Select Committee is to report by no later than 12 months after the Committee has been established.

By order of the Legislative Council on Wednesday 29 August 2018, membership of the Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety shall be:
- Hon Aaron Stonehouse (Chair)
- Hon Dr Sally Talbot (Deputy Chair)
- Hon Steve Thomas
- Hon Rick Mazza
- Hon Pierre Yang.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
001Crispin Travers dated 10 Sep 2018
002Chris Gillham received on 11 Sep 2018
003Greg Rickie dated 16 Sep 2018
004Professor Chris Rissel received on 17 Sep 2018
005Ken Helsby dated 19 Sep 2018
006Kim Christopher dated 20 Sep 2018
007Joanne Dasborough dated 20 Sep 2018
008John Robinson dated 20 Sep 2018
009Heinrich Benz dated 20 Sep 2018
010Geoff McLeod dated 21 Sep 2018
011Neil and Irene Evans dated 22 Sep 2018
012Philip Makin received on 23 Sep 2018
013Luke Ruskin dated 23 Sep 2018
014Peter Jackson dated 24 Sep 2018
015James Steward dated 25 Sep 2018
016Mick Allender dated 25 Sep 2018
017Australasian Association of Convenience Stores dated 25 Sep 2018
018Cycling without Age Australia received on 25 Sep 2018
019Anne and William Bate dated 25 Sep 2018
020Gary Sprunt dated 26 Sep 2018
021Patricia Somogyi dated 26 Sep 2018
022Stephen Wells dated 26 Sep 2018
023William Matthews dated 26 Sep 2018
024Norbert Schaber received on 27 Sep 2018
025Peter Van Der Meer received on 27 Sep 2018
026Cancer Council WA dated 27 Sep 2018
027David Frankland dated 24 Sep 2018
028Tony Arnold received on 28 Sep 2018
029Kathy Francis received on 28 Sep 2018
030Colin Clarke received on 28 Sep 2018
031McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth dated 1 Oct 2018
032Arwen Birch received on 1 Oct 2018
033Simon Schmidt dated 1 Oct 2018
035Australian Street Machine Federation (WA State Division) received on 2 Oct 2018
036Colin Delane dated 2 Oct 2018
037Department of Transport dated 27 Sep 2018
038Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association received on 4 Oct 2018
038Australian Council on Smoking and Health Inc. dated 2 Oct 2018
039John Lennon dated 2 Oct 2018
040Dr James Lemon received on 2 Oct 2018
041Clint Di Giovanni dated 2 Oct 2018
042Nicole Peterson dated 27 Sep 2018
043WestCycle dated 3 Oct 2018
044Australian Drivers Association dated 2 Oct 2018
045Road Safety Council dated 3 Oct 2018
046Fatima Omar received on 3 Oct 2018
047Eddie Ieraci dated 3 Oct 2018
048TSG Franchise Management dated 4 Oct 2018
049Denise Lee dated 30 Sep 2018
050Katie Cowcher dated 1 Oct 2018
052Dr Elise Klein received on 4 Oct 2018
053Dean Hogen-Esch dated 4 Oct 2018
054Shahin Enterprises dated 4 Oct 2018
055Jai Cooper dated 4 Oct 2018
056Bruce Maycock dated 4 Oct 2018
057Eliminate Cancer Initiative dated 3 Oct 2018
058Fontem Ventures received on 4 Oct 2018
059Stephen Humble received on 5 Oct 2018
060Freestyle Cyclists dated 4 Oct 2018
061Australian Retailers Association received on 5 Oct 2018
062Department of Health dated 4 Oct 2018
063School of Public Health, Curtin University dated 5 Oct 2018
064Royal Lifesaving Society Western Australia dated 4 Oct 2018
065Townsville Bicycle User Group dated 5 Oct 2018
066Martyn Griffiths dated 5 Oct 2018
067Phillip Morris Limited dated 5 Oct 2018
068Mannkal Economic Education Foundation received on 5 Oct 2018
069Australian Vaping Advocacy, Trade and Research Inc. received on 5 Oct 2018
070Markus Egli dated 5 Oct 2018
071Master Grocers Australia received on 5 Oct 2018
072The Eros Association dated 5 Oct 2018
073Public Health Association of Australia dated 5 Oct 2018
074Telethon Kids Institute dated 5 Oct 2018
075Australian Medical Association (WA) received on 5 Oct 2018
077New Nicotine Alliance (AU) dated 5 Oct 2018
078British American Tobacco Australia received on 5 Oct 2018
079Dr Joe Kosterich dated 4 Oct 2018
080Australian Taxpayers' Alliance dated 5 Oct 2018
081Recfishwest dated 5 Oct 2018
082Sex Work; Education, Advocacy and Rights WA (SWEAR WA) received on 5 Oct 2018
083School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia dated 5 Oct 2018
084Cignall Specialist Tobacconist dated 5 Oct 2018
085Conrad Drake received on 5 Oct 2018
086Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) dated 5 Oct 2018
087Private Citizen dated 4 Oct 2018
088Ian Murchison dated 5 Oct 2018
089Cycle-Safe received on 5 Oct 2018
090Injury Matters dated 5 Oct 2018
091Sophie van Dam dated 4 Oct 2018
092Dr Sundance Bilson-Thompson dated 5 Oct 2018
093Bruce Sutherland received on 7 Oct 2018
094Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University dated 1 Oct 2018
095Patricia Marshall dated 9 Oct 2018
096Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association dated 5 Oct 2018
097Verena Anderson dated 25 Sep 2018
98Liberal Democrats WA received on 11 Oct 2018
099Reno Marchesi received on 31 Oct 2018
100Just Vapours Australia received on 1 Nov 2018
101Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association dated 31 Oct 2018
102Alcohol Beverages Australia dated 1 Nov 2018
103City of Fremantle dated 26 Nov 2018
104Fluoride Free WA dated 12 Dec 2018
105Magenta dated 17 Sep 2018
106Richard Stallard dated 17 Dec 2018
107Private Citizen received on 21 Dec 2018
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
16/11/201809:45 AMCancer Council WAYes
23/11/201809:45 AMInjury MattersYes
23/11/201810:45 AMWestCycleYes
15/02/201909:45 AMAustralian Street Machine FederationYes
15/02/201910:45 AMAustralian Tobacco Harm Reduction AssociationYes
22/02/201909:45 AMBritish American TobaccoYes
22/02/201910:45 AMRecfishwestYes
22/02/201911:45 AMRoad Safety CouncilYes
27/02/201910:15 AMCurtin School of Public HealthYes
27/02/201911:15 AMPhilip MorrisYes
27/02/201901:45 PMDepartment of TransportYes
27/02/201902:45 PMDepartment of HealthYes
27/03/201910:15 AMAustralian Taxpayers' AllianceYes
27/03/201911:15 AMAustralian Council on Smoking and HealthYes
27/03/201901:00 PMJust VapoursYes
27/03/201902:00 PMFreestyle CyclistsYes
10/05/201910:15 AMProfessor Chris RisselYes
Videos: Cancer Council WA
 Injury Matters
 WestCycle
 Australian Street Machine Federation
 Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association
 British American Tobacco
 Road Safety Council
 Curtin School of Public Health
 Philip Morris
 Department of Transport
 Department of Health
 Australian Taxpayers Alliance
 Australian Council on Smoking and Health
 Freestyle Cyclists
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Cancer Council WA on 16 Nov 2018
Evidence by.. Injury Matters on 23 Nov 2018
Evidence by.. WestCycle on 23 Nov 2018
Evidence by.. Australian Street Machine Federation (WA) on 15 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association on 15 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. British American Tobacco Australia on 22 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Road Safety Council on 22 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Philip Morris International on 27 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Curtin School of Public Health on 27 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Transport on 27 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Health on 27 Feb 2019
Evidence by.. Freestyle Cyclists Inc. on 27 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Australian Taxpayers' Alliance - Legalise Vaping Campaign on 27 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Australian Council on Smoking and Health on 27 Mar 2019
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