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Second Reading Speeches

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of six bills to establish a new national regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals, the bill amends the

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
to: amend the definition of a new synthetic polymer to align it with international approaches to regulation; amend the notification requirements for new chemicals; exempt polymers of low concern from notification requirements; remove certain annual reporting requirements; and make consequential amendments.