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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2494 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Commerce
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to Legislative Council question on notice 2363 regarding the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991, and I ask:
(a) what are the exceptions or exemptions to not comply with the regulations; and
(b) if the breach is a result of an action by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, who investigates the breach?

Answered on 24 October 2019

(a)  The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (WA) deal with the licensing of electricians and electrical contractors. Regulation 19(2) sets out the types of electrical work that are exempt from a licence.

(b)  All investigations of breaches of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (WA) are undertaken by the Director of Energy Safety, an independent statutory position, created under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 (WA). This would include any alleged breach by an officer the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.