13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
6 Jun 2019

Australia to consult on adopting GHS 7 Locked

Update would help align with 'key trading partners'

Asia Pacific, Australia
22 May 2019

Australia issues final report on decaBDE Locked

Proposes ‘managing’ its use and import

Asia Pacific, Australia
8 May 2019

Australia issues compulsory call for pentaBDE information Locked

Includes imports of articles containing substance

Asia Pacific, Australia
2 May 2019

Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting Locked

Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, Multinational bodies
24 Apr 2019

Expert Focus: The new Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme Locked

Asia Pacific, Australia
12 Apr 2019

Australia's 'early regulatory changes' now in force Locked

More polymers defined as PLCs and exempt from notification

Asia Pacific, Australia
4 Apr 2019

Australia's industrial chemicals bill becomes law Locked

Implementation of early changes expected soon

Asia Pacific, Australia
27 Mar 2019

Australia's Nicnas proposes 'managing' use and import of decaBDE Locked

Proposals based on collated evidence on the priority existing chemical

Asia Pacific, Australia
6 Mar 2019

Australian NGOs celebrate ‘huge win’ on animal testing ban Locked

Scope expanded to include multi end-use cosmetics

Asia Pacific, Australia
21 Feb 2019

Australia passes parts of Industrial Chemicals Bill Locked

House reconsidering remaining Senate amendments

Asia Pacific, Australia
21 Feb 2019

OECD highlights 'gaps' in Australia’s chemicals management system Locked

Many substances on Australian inventory are 'data-poor'

Asia Pacific, Australia
17 Jan 2019

Australia's industrial chemical law delayed another year Locked

Senate debate expected in first half of 2019

Asia Pacific, Australia
12 Dec 2018

'Almost all' microbeads phased-out in Australian cosmetics Locked

Announcement follows voluntary deadline set earlier in the year

Asia Pacific, Australia
6 Nov 2018

Understanding GHS in Australia Locked

Asia Pacific, Australia
31 Oct 2018

Safe Work Australia updates hazard classification guide Locked

More detail on fine dusts and nanomaterials

Asia Pacific, Australia
18 Oct 2018

Australia adds EU BPR rules to accepted international risk assessments Locked

Additional criteria must also be met

Asia Pacific, Australia
8 Oct 2018

Australia consults on information requirements and masking names Locked

The reforms are part of the Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

Asia Pacific, Australia
5 Jul 2018

Australian study recommends fragrance-free policies for shared indoor spaces Locked

Chemical sensitivities an issue for many

Asia Pacific, Australia
15 May 2018

Hundreds of hazardous chemicals added to Australian database Locked

Asia Pacific, Australia
10 May 2018

Australian panel says PFAS ill-health links limited or non-existent Locked

Concerns remain unanswered says MP from affected area

Asia Pacific, Australia
22 Mar 2018

Australia: high non-compliance for new chemical cosmetics exemptions Locked

Companies could face significant penalties

Asia Pacific, Australia
14 Mar 2018

Australia and New Zealand will not regulate food packaging Locked

Product analysis found low exposure levels

Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
14 Mar 2018

Australia’s industrial chemical law delayed until 2019 Locked

Draft delegated legislation published for consultation

Asia Pacific, Australia
15 Feb 2018

Australian government expects voluntary microbead ban to meet deadline Locked

Mandatory ban still possible

Asia Pacific, Australia
9 Feb 2018

Australia's industrial chemicals law facing delay Locked

Government currently considering its options

Asia Pacific, Australia
1 Feb 2018

Australian inventory has March deadline for legacy trade-name substances Locked

After deadline substances subject to rules for new chemicals

Asia Pacific, Australia
3 Jan 2018

Australian draft secondary legislation on new chemical law expected soon Locked

Disagreements between business and environmental groups to continue

Asia Pacific, Australia
6 Dec 2017

Canada criticises EU action on endocrine disruptors Locked

Statement to the WTO echoes comments by the US and Australia

Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, North America, United States
16 Nov 2017

US and Australia criticise EU's proposed EDC restrictions Locked

Proposal 'could violate WTO agreements'

Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, North America, United States