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Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Part of a package of six bills to establish a new national regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals, the bill amends the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 to: amend the definition of a new synthetic polymer to align it with international approaches to regulation; amend the notification requirements for new chemicals; exempt polymers of low concern from notification requirements; remove certain annual reporting requirements; and make consequential amendments.

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  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/02/19  
Assent 12/03/19 Act no: 14 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/06/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (08/08/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)