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

Originating house
House of Representatives
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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Dec 2013
Second reading moved 12 Dec 2013
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2014
Consideration in detail debate 11 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 11 Feb 2014
Introduced and read a first time 12 Feb 2014
Second reading moved 12 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13 Feb 2014
  • Act no.: 4
  • Year: 2014
28 Feb 2014

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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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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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