Electricity Safety Bill 2020 - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy.  We are reforming laws regulating electricity safety and seek public input.

Currently, Tasmanian legislation governing electricity safety is spread across three Acts that have not been updated since the 1990s.

A new Electricity Safety Bill 2020 will consolidate all electricity safety requirements.  That will make it easier for people to find and understand safety obligations and their responsibilities.  It will also:

  • repeal the Electricity Industry Safety and Administration Act 1997; and
  • amend the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995, be removing electricity safety provisions, as they will be in the new Electricity Safety Bill.

Draft Electricity Safety Bill 2020 and Fact Sheet

To assist interested parties to understand the proposed changes, a draft Electricity Safety Bill 2020 has been prepared for review and comments.  A fact sheet explaining the changes is also available. Download a copy of these from this page.

How to make a submission

Anyone with an interest in electricity safety may comment on the draft Bill.

We must receive all written submissions on the draft Electricity Safety Bill 2020 by 5:00pm on Wednesday the 4th March 2020.

Responses should be made in writing using the ‘Electricity Safety Bill – consultation draft submission form’ and submitted by one of the following methods:

By email:

cbos.info@justice.tas.gov.au

Marked “Electricity Safety Bill”

By post:

ATTN: Policy and Project Officer, CBOS Policy Projects and Communications

PO Box 56

ROSNY PARK TAS   7018

Further information is available by contacting Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) on 1300 65 44 99 or cbos.info@justice.tas.gov.au

Publishing submissions

Submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website at www.cbos.tas.gov.au

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please contact: John Britten, Policy and Project Officer cbos.info@justice.tas.gov.au

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.