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Thursday, 27 November 2014
Page: 9506


Senator RUSTON (South AustraliaDeputy Government Whip in the Senate) (12:19): I, and also on behalf of Senators Rhiannon, Singh, Lazarus, Wang, Xenophon, O'Sullivan and Muir, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the majority of Australians believe the use of animal testing to evaluate safety of cosmetic products and ingredients is unnecessary, and

(ii) the regulatory framework in Australia for chemicals, including cosmetics, is complex; and

(b) urges the Government to aspire to eliminate unnecessary animal test methods to evaluate safety of cosmetic products and ingredients.