17 Jan 2019

Australia's industrial chemical law delayed another year Locked

Senate debate expected in first half of 2019

Asia, Australia
12 Dec 2018

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

Announcement follows voluntary deadline set earlier in the year

Asia, Australia
6 Nov 2018

Understanding GHS in Australia Locked

Asia, Australia
31 Oct 2018

Safe Work Australia updates hazard classification guide Locked

More detail on fine dusts and nanomaterials

Asia, Australia
18 Oct 2018

Australia adds EU BPR rules to accepted international risk assessments

Additional criteria must also be met

Asia, Australia
8 Oct 2018

Australia consults on information requirements and masking names

The reforms are part of the Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

Asia, Australia
5 Jul 2018

Australian study recommends fragrance-free policies for shared indoor spaces

Chemical sensitivities an issue for many

Asia, Australia
15 May 2018

Hundreds of hazardous chemicals added to Australian database Locked

Asia, Australia
10 May 2018

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

Concerns remain unanswered says MP from affected area

Asia, Australia
22 Mar 2018

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

Companies could face significant penalties

Asia, Australia
14 Mar 2018

Australia and New Zealand will not regulate food packaging Locked

Product analysis found low exposure levels

Asia, Australia, New Zealand
14 Mar 2018

Australia’s industrial chemical law delayed until 2019 Locked

Draft delegated legislation published for consultation

Asia, Australia
15 Feb 2018

Australian government expects voluntary microbead ban to meet deadline Locked

Mandatory ban still possible

Asia, Australia
9 Feb 2018

Australia's industrial chemicals law facing delay Locked

Government currently considering its options

Asia, 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, Australia
3 Jan 2018

Australian draft secondary legislation on new chemical law expected soon Locked

Disagreements between business and environmental groups to continue

Asia, Australia
6 Dec 2017

Canada criticises EU action on endocrine disruptors Locked

Statement to the WTO echoes comments by the US and Australia

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

US and Australia criticise EU's proposed EDC restrictions

Proposal 'could violate WTO agreements'

Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, United States
19 Oct 2017

Australia's defence department regrets three-year delay in PFAS warning Locked

Government faces legal action and enormous clean-up bill

Asia, Australia
5 Oct 2017

Australia's Nicnas consults on draft notification for cosmetic ingredient Locked

Asia, Australia
19 Jul 2017

Australia’s proposed cosmetics animal-testing ban 'falls short' Locked

NGOs oppose mixed-used exemption

Asia, Australia
8 Jun 2017

Bill transforming Australia's regulatory framework enters parliament Locked

In parallel, Nicnas issues fifth consultation paper on details of the delegated legislation

Asia, Australia
24 May 2017

Australian cosmetics industry backs restrictions on animal testing Locked

'Workable' ban with realistic timeframe acceptable, says Accord

Asia, Australia
17 May 2017 Briefing

Australia/New Zealand: keeping in contact with food packaging

Asia, Australia, New Zealand
19 Apr 2017

Nicnas publishes consultations timetable

Asia, Australia
12 Apr 2017

Australia lowers firefighting foam PFAS contamination limits Locked

New guidance produced on safe levels of exposure and water contamination

Asia, Australia
9 Mar 2017

Australia's Nicnas requests chemicals information for AICS listed products Locked

Thousands of trade name products in database contain unknown substances

Asia, Australia
14 Feb 2017

Australia seeks information on decaBDE

Asia, Australia
7 Dec 2016

Australia consults on environmental risk assessment standard Locked

Stakeholders have until 3 March to comment on amended proposals

Asia, Australia
22 Nov 2016

Australia’s chemical industry seeks clarity on reform proposal Locked

Pacia says imported products will be at an advantage

Asia, Australia