Passing the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 without amendment will deliver a workable and timely animal test ban for cosmetics in Australia

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Another tumultuous year in the Australian Parliament concluded with no Senate consideration of the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017.

A push by some parties in the Senate for amendments to Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 may stand in the way of the timely introduction of a workable animal test ban that matches the approach currently in place in Europe. 

These amendments are unnecessary and instead reflect a misguided agenda of some globally-based animal activist groups for Australia to go beyond the European ban’s approach, in a manner that would not be in the national interest and would also create confusion and uncertainty for industry.



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