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Smoke alarms in almost every room under new Queensland legislation

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (23.2.16) about Queensland’s ‘tough’ new smoke alarm regulations and anti-smoking laws.

‘Every Queensland home will need to have photoelectric, inter-connected hard-wired smoke alarms in bedrooms, living areas and escape paths by 2027, under new legislation introduced in Parliament.

‘Police Minister Bill Byrne said after 150 house fire deaths in the past 12 years and recommendations from the state coroner after the Slacks Creek fire, which robbed two families of 11 people, including eight children – the greatest loss of life in an Australian domestic house fire – something had to be done.’

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