Australia

7 Dec 2016

Australia consults on environmental risk assessment standard Locked

Stakeholders have until 3 March to comment on amended proposals

​Australia​
22 Nov 2016

Australia’s chemical industry seeks clarity on reform proposal Locked

Pacia says imported products will be at an advantage

​Australia​,​Asia Pacific​
6 Oct 2016

Nicnas evaluates tattoo ink use Locked

Research identifies 89 unique chemical substances

​Australia​
6 Oct 2016

Australia’s final reform paper sets out Nicnas framework Locked

Reforms to commence from 1 July 2018

​Australia​
18 Jul 2016

Australia to continue with current assessment framework for two years

More than 34,000 chemicals on inventory remain unassessed

​Australia​
14 Jul 2016

Australia's categorisation of nanomaterials slated by cosmetics sector

​Australia​
29 Jun 2016

Australia’s proposed reforms ‘biased against domestic manufacturers’ Locked

Pacia seeks ‘minor’ changes to proposed framework to avoid discouragement

​Australia​
20 Jun 2016 Briefing

Reform in Australia: benefit or burden? Locked

​Australia​
16 Jun 2016

Australian cosmetics sector seeks more time to comply with ban Locked

July 2017 deadline for animal testing ban not ‘reasonable or achievable’

​Australia​
8 Jun 2016

Australia pledges cosmetics animal testing ban Locked

Rules will cover ingredients and imported products

​Australia​
19 May 2016

Industry: Australia’s reform proposals 'increase burden' Locked

Level of data requirements 'out of step' with other countries

​Australia​
5 May 2016

Australia consults on third Nicnas reform paper Locked

Expands on agency's new role under nationwide reforms

​Australia​
21 Apr 2016

Australia consults on national chemicals environment standard

Chemicals to be classified by level of concern

​Australia​
17 Mar 2016

Neurotoxicologists call for systematic tests for latent effects Locked

​Australia​,​Netherlands​
18 Feb 2016

Australia proposes simpler registration for some chemicals

Second consultation paper issued on reforms to national regulatory framework

​Australia​
15 Feb 2016

Consultation paper on Nicnas reform needs work, industry says Locked

Concerns include international data and existing chemicals

​Australia​
11 Feb 2016

Australian agency recommends phase-out of PFCs Locked

Companies urged to seek less toxic alternatives

​Australia​
2 Feb 2016

Australian retailers commit to phase out of microbeads

Government seeks voluntary agreement with personal care and cleaning products sectors

​Australia​
21 Jan 2016

Modelling of nanomaterial impacts needs more research, says Csiro scientist Locked

Molecular dynamics have 'developed strongly' but still can’t address 'real world complex environments'

​Australia​
13 Jan 2016

Australian reform proposals cause concern, says Pacia Locked

Trade body says industry faces increased burden

​Australia​
5 Nov 2015

Australia consults on first chemical management reforms paper

New scheme to replace Imap and Pec process

​Australia​
22 Oct 2015

Australia releases timeline for proposed Nicnas reforms Locked

First consultation paper to be released soon

​Australia​
17 Jul 2015 Briefing

Regulating polymers Locked

​Europe​,​Australia​,​Japan​,​South Korea​,​United States​,​China​
17 Jun 2015 Briefing

Asia-Pacific’s regulatory environment Locked

​Australia​,​Japan​,​New Zealand​,​Philippines​,​Thailand​,​Indonesia​,​Vietnam​,​China​
1 Jun 2015

Australia overhauls assessment process for imported new chemicals

Lower risk substances 'will be easier to import'

​Australia​
4 Mar 2015

Australia consults on health assessment of two phthalates

​Australia​
18 Feb 2015

Australia consults on latest existing chemical assessments Locked

​Australia​
7 Jan 2015

Australia offers guidelines on confidential listing of chemicals

​Australia​
2 Dec 2014

Australia removes two substances from national chemicals inventory Locked

​Australia​
27 Nov 2014

Australia publishes 11th tranche of chemical assessments Locked

​Australia​