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Monday, 21 February 2011
Page: 746

Debate resumed, on motion by Dr Stone:

That this House:

(1)   mourns the tragic loss of young Chase and Tyler Robinson, who died at Mooroopna on 30 May 2010 in a recently rented home;

(2)   notes that Chase and Tyler Robinson were the victims of a faulty gas wall heater emitting carbon monoxide; and

(3)   calls upon the Australian government to work with the state and territory governments through the Council of Australian Governments to:

(a)   urgently introduce legislation that requires:

(i)   approved carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted in all homes that have gas appliances; and

(ii)   landlords to arrange for suitably qualified contractors to biennially inspect all gas appliances and associated fittings in rental properties; and

(b)   institute a national safety awareness campaign alerting all Australians to the dangers and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and the need to regularly maintain gas appliances to ensure that they operate efficiently and safely.