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Australian Senate Votes to Repeal the Carbon Tax


Australian Senate Votes to Repeal the Carbon Tax

The Australian Senate has voted today to repeal the carbon tax by 39 to 32 votes. The carbon tax repeal bills, which were introduced by the Australian Government on November 13, 2013 with the aim […]

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Australia considers restrictions on aromatic amines in textiles & leather

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opened a consultation to restrict aromatic amines in clothing, textiles and leather articles. Recently, ACCC conducted a survey, and commissioned testing of certain clothing, textiles and leather […]

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NSW, Australia: Online Electrical Traders Put On Notice Regarding Safety Standards

Online traders of electrical appliances in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have been put on notice, reminding them of their obligations to supply goods that meet Australian safety standards. NSW Fair Trading officers recently reviewed […]

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Australia’s ACCC takes action against azodyes in apparel

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) market surveillance activities have prompted recalls of four pairs of jeans and one pillowcase for having unacceptable concentrations of certain azodyes containing unacceptable concentration of aromatic amines. “The […]

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Australia’s Climate Change Authority Releases Targets and Progress Review

Australia’s Climate Change Authority has just released its Targets and Progress Review Final Report. The main recommendations are: Australia should target a minimum reduction of 15% in greenhouse gas emissions – compared with 2000 levels […]

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ACCC issues product safety guides

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued two new product safety guides: “The State of Product Safety—Jurisdiction Comparisons” provides a comparative outline of the product safety framework across 11 countries, including Australia, Brazil, […]

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Standards Australia proposes revision to Australia’s children’s nightwear flammability standard

On 17 June 2013, Standards Australia published a draft revision of AS 1249, the mandatory safety standard on children’s nightwear having reduced fire hazard. The standard specifies design, performance, and labeling requirements for four categories […]

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ACCC issues a Bulletin on Australia’s ban on small, high powered magnets

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a Product Safety Bulletin on Australia’s ban on small, high powered magnets. The Bulletin is geared toward manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, or retailers supplying magnets, toys, jewelry, novelty […]

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