FAQ – Animal testing for cosmetics

The Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 restricts the use of new animal test data for cosmetic ingredients including a ban on the use of this data for chemicals used exclusively in cosmetics. From 1 July 2018 animal test data will not be able to be used to support the introduction of a new cosmetic-only ingredient. This…

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Marriage Law Postal Survey result

From the Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh.  “The people of Groom have spoken with 80% of constituents taking part in the Marriage Law Postal Survey. The result is a very slim 50.8% majority voting “no” on the question of same sex marriage which is in contrast to the emphatic 61.6% “yes” result at the…

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FAQ – Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The first meeting of the Northern Australia Advisory Council (NAAC) was held in Townsville on 20 July 2017. The NAAC will advise the Minister responsible for northern Australia on issues including industry development Indigenous employment infrastructure and long-term planning. The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a major long term initiative of the…

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FAQ – Vaccination

The Australian Government supports immunisation in recognition that it is a safe and effective way to protect Australians from vaccine-preventable diseases. Research has demonstrated that people who are provided with balanced impartial and credible information from a trusted source on vaccination are more likely to make a decision to vaccinate. That is why the Australian…

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FAQ – Renewable energy

The Coalition Government is very focused on participating in a constructive and meaningful debate about our national energy mix. It’s a very complex picture, but it is clear that the transition to renewable energy supplies and a lower emissions future is well and truly underway. Renewables are a critical part of our energy future, but…

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FAQ – National Firearms Agreement

The Coalition Government is very focused on participating in a constructive and meaningful debate about our national energy mix. It’s a very complex picture but it is clear that the transition to renewable energy supplies and a lower emissions future is well and truly underway. Renewables are a critical part of our energy future but…

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