ROCK FISHING —MANDATORY
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),
(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),
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) Not applicable.
(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.