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Question Without Notice No. 1315 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 December 2018 by Hon Colin Holt

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 5 December 2018

ROCK FISHING —MANDATORY LIFE JACKETS

1315. Hon COLIN HOLT to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

The International Organization for Standardization has a standard for safety requirements for buoyancy aids, ISO 12402-5.

(1) Is this standard recognised in Western Australia?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) Is this standard recognised in any Australian state?

(4) Will the standard be considered in the trial for mandatory wearing of life jackets at dangerous fishing areas?

(5) If no to (4), why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Yes.

(4) This is a matter for the Minister for Fisheries, as the trial is being coordinated by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

(5) Not applicable.