1255. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations:
I refer to the proposal to establish an engineers’ registration scheme in Western Australia.
(1) Does the McGowan government support this proposal?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to (1), has the government undertaken or does it anticipate undertaking any work to progress this proposal?
(4) If yes to (3), what work has been undertaken or is anticipated will be undertaken?
(5) If no to (3), why not?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations.
(1) The McGowan government supports the proposal to establish an engineers’ registration scheme in Western Australia on an in-principle basis, subject to the development of a set of consistent national registration requirements.
(2) Not applicable.
(3)–(4) At the last Building Ministers’ Forum held in Adelaide on 10 August 2018, ministers agreed that work will be undertaken by the senior officers group on the development of consistent registration requirements for building practitioners. The registration of engineers in the building industry is to be examined as part of this review.
(5) Not applicable.