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Who's who in chemical assessment

Many Australians are concerned about chemicals in products we use, because we know they can have an impact on our health and/or the environment.

Australian Government (Commonwealth) legislation governs the supply of chemicals in Australia, and importers or manufacturers of chemicals or chemical products must comply.

Legislation covers assessing and registering chemicals by national chemicals schemes and – to minimise duplication or unnecessary regulatory burdens on industry –the schemes complement each other. They cover:

In addition, several chemicals regulation frameworks support chemicals management:

Other entities which also play a role include:

If you have further enquiries or seek feedback about the information in these pages, please go to Further Inquiries or contact info@nicnas.gov.au.

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