Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
  to: enable the minister to specify products that are taken not to be therapeutic goods; enable the secretary to remove products that are not therapeutic goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; clarify the secretary’s powers to approve product information for medicines accepted for registration in the register; and make amendments in relation to: compliance with advertising requirements; obtaining information and documents; use of restricted and prohibited representations in advertisements; conditions of registration or listing in the register; presentation of registered or listed goods; consent to the import, supply or export of goods; review of decisions; a package and its contents to constitute a kit; criminal offences and civil penalties for false or misleading statements in relation to variation requests; minimum notice period for cancellation of registration or listing in the register; secretary’s discretion to publish certain information on the department’s website; clarification of the merits review process; prescribing of alternative periods of time in relation to the secretary’s selection of an application for auditing; failure to comply with requirements to provide information; and revocation of requested cancellation of devices, licences or certificates. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
12 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
12 Dec 2013Second reading moved
11 Feb 2014Second reading debate
11 Feb 2014Second reading agreed to
11 Feb 2014Consideration in detail debate
11 Feb 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
12 Feb 2014Introduced and read a first time
12 Feb 2014Second reading moved
13 Feb 2014Second reading debate
13 Feb 2014Second reading agreed to
13 Feb 2014Third reading agreed to


13 Feb 2014Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Feb 2014Assent

Act no.: 4

Year: 2014

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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