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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009

Originating house
House of Representatives
Health and Ageing


Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to enable: the suspension of registered or listed goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; the issue of single site licences and allow for the transfer of licences between owners and variations to licence authorisations; samples of therapeutic and related goods to be taken from manufacturing premises and images and recordings to be made; the regulation of homoeopathic and anthroposophic medicines; standards to be set for the making of lists of permissible and prohibited ingredients in listed medicines; updated references to legislative instruments; and amendments in relation to: conditions imposed on registered and listed goods, the quality of overseas manufactured products, computer programs making certain decisions, the definition of accessory to a medical device, and an advertising code for therapeutic goods.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/09  
Second reading moved 19/03/09  
Referred to Main Committee 13/05/09  
Second reading debate 14/05/09  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/09  
Reported from Main Committee 14/05/09  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/09  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/09  
Second reading moved 15/06/09  
Second reading debate 13/08/09  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/09  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/09  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/08/09  
Assent 27/08/09 Act no.: 76 - Year: 2009

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest