Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Vaping Reforms) Bill 2024

Health and Aged Care
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to provide a national framework to regulate the importation, domestic manufacture, supply, commercial possession and advertisement of all vapes, irrespective of nicotine content or therapeutic claims. Also makes consequential amendments to the Customs Act 1901, Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 and Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Act 2023.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Mar 2024
Second reading moved 21 Mar 2024
Second reading debate 26 Mar 2024
Second reading debate 27 Mar 2024
Second reading debate 15 May 2024
Second reading agreed to 15 May 2024
Third reading agreed to 15 May 2024
Introduced and read a first time 16 May 2024
Second reading moved 16 May 2024

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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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