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Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Part of a package of six bills to establish a new national regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals, the bill establishes a legislative framework for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) by: establishing the scheme and an Executive Director; defining an industrial chemical; requiring introducers of industrial chemicals to be registered; establishing a system of risk-based categorisation of industrial chemical introductions; providing a framework for the initiation of evaluations of industrial chemicals; establishing the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals; specifying certain information and reporting obligations; enabling the protection of confidential business information; enabling AICIS to monitor compliance; implementing Australian obligations under certain international agreements; and establishing the power for the minister to make rules. Also bans animal testing for new chemical ingredients of cosmetics from 1 July 2018.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/06/17  
Second reading moved 01/06/17  
Second reading debate 17/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/17  
Consideration in detail debate 17/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
ZAPPIA, Tony, MP

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  • Non-Government
ZAPPIA, Tony, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8211]
DI NATALE, Sen Richard

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  • Australian Greens/Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party/Opposition [sheet 8201 revised 2]
RHIANNON, Sen Lee
GRIFF, Sen Stirling
HINCH, Sen Derryn
POLLEY, Sen Helen

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  • Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinchs Justice Party/Australian Greens [sheet 8201]
KAKOSCHKE-MOORE, Sen Skye
HINCH, Sen Derryn
RHIANNON, Sen Lee

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  • Opposition [sheet 8196 revised]
POLLEY, Sen Helen

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  • Opposition [sheet 8296]
POLLEY, Sen Helen

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/06/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (08/08/2017)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/06/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2017