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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: introduce mandatory reporting requirements for sponsors of mainly prescription medicines to report shortages of, and any decision to permanently discontinue, their products; and make miscellaneous amendments in relation to: enabling standards to adopt other documents as in force from time to time; enabling the Secretary to require priority pathway applicants to provide supporting information; streamlining of health practitioner notifications under the Special Access Scheme and certain advertising requirements; variations to registered medicines through notification; and a minor technical amendment.

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 28/06/18  
Second reading moved 28/06/18  
Second reading debate 16/08/18  
Second reading debate 20/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/18  
Second reading moved 20/08/18  
Second reading debate 10/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 10/09/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/09/18  
Assent 21/09/18 Act no: 104 - Year: 2018
     

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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (15/08/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)