Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 25 May 2020 at 12:36)
Part 4 Division 2 Section 70
70   Chief Investigator may request rail safety inquiry
(1)  The Chief Investigator may, if he or she considers it to be appropriate in the circumstances, give a written notice to the Minister requesting that any railway accident or incident or any other event, occurrence, practice or matter that may affect the safe carrying out of railway operations be the subject of a rail safety inquiry.
(2)  If the Minister receives a written notice under subsection (1) from the Chief Investigator, the Minister is to:
(a)  constitute a Board of Inquiry to conduct a rail safety inquiry into the accident, incident, event, occurrence, practice or matter, or
(b)  within one month after receiving the notice, provide the Chief Investigator with written reasons for not doing so and table the notice and the reasons in each House of Parliament.
(3)  If a House of Parliament is not sitting when the Minister seeks to table a notice and reasons, the Minister may present copies of the report to the Clerk of the House concerned.
(4)  The notice and reasons:
(a)  are, on presentation and for all purposes, taken to have been tabled, and
(b)  may be printed by authority of the Clerk of the House, and
(c)  if so printed, are for all purposes taken to be documents published by or under the authority of the House, and
(d)  are to be recorded:
(i)  in the case of the Legislative Council, in the Minutes of Proceedings of the Legislative Council, and
(ii)  in the case of the Legislative Assembly, in the Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly,
on the first sitting day of the House after receipt of the report by the Clerk.