Use of smoke alarms to prevent smoke and fire related deaths

On the 25 June 2015 the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

The use of smoke alarms to prevent smoke and fire related deaths, with particular reference to:

  1. the incidence of smoke and fire related injuries and deaths and associated damage to property;
  2. the immediate and long term effects of such injuries and deaths;
  3. how the use, type and installation set-ups of smoke alarms could affect such injuries and deaths;
  4. what smoke alarms are in use in owner-occupied and rented dwellings and the installation set-ups;
  5. how the provisions of the Australian Building Code relating to smoke alarm type, installation and use can be improved;
  6. whether there are any other legislative or regulatory measures which would minimise such injuries and deaths; and
  7. any related matter.

On 16 March 2016, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 30 June 2016.

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