FAQ – Live Export Trade

The Coalition Government condemns cruelty to animals and takes animal welfare very seriously. Australia requires levels of animal welfare much higher than other countries do through the live export supply chain. Sustainable live export trade is an important contributor to jobs in rural communities across Australia. It gives cattle sheep and goat producers and their…

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FAQ – E-cigarettes

The Turnbull Government respects and takes the advice of independent medical experts when we develop health policy. All products making therapeutic claims – including those claims to help people quit smoking are required to be authorised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and no e-cigarettes have been approved by the independent TGA as smoking cessation…

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FAQ – Restoring the ABCC

There are more than 90 Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) representatives before the courts for more than 1300 suspected contraventions. In recent times the union has paid more than $12 million in fines.  The Coalition Government is taking action to make union bosses become more transparent and accountable. The Government has a responsibility…

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FAQ – Free range egg labelling

Last year the Government made a new labelling information standard  for free range eggs.  This will ensure that consumers have the information they need to make a choice based on their personal preferences when buying eggs. For the first time producers who choose to label their eggs ‘free range’ will be required to disclose how…

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FAQ – Road safety

Road safety is a priority for the Australian Government and we are committed to improving road safety right around the nation. The Australian Automobile Association’s National Road Safety Strategy Progress Report highlights the difficulties all jurisdictions face in meeting the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) trauma reduction targets for 2020. While road crash deaths have…

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FAQ – Indigenous rangers

The Coalition Government is committed to supporting funding for Indigenous rangers and has supported its implementation and expansion since an Indigenous ranger program was established by the Howard Government in 1997.  The Coalition has maintained and built on this support by increasing the funding available for Indigenous rangers to record levels since it entered Government…

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FAQ – Marine parks

The Federal Government has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Building on the recommendations of an independent expert scientific panel that received more than 13 000 submissions the draft plans reflect a balanced evidence-based approach. The goal is to promote the highest standards of protection for our reefs…

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FAQ – Foreign Donations Bill

The Turnbull Government has no plans to ban charities from advocating for their stated causes. The Government has introduced new legislation to remove foreign donations from Australian politics. Australians want the integrity of our elections protected. The Bill allows charities to continue to collect foreign donations to fund non-political activity such as medical research conservation…

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FAQ – Regulation of homoeopathic products

The role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is to support therapeutic goods available for supply in Australia to be safe and fit for their intended purpose to protect the public health of consumers. In Australia herbal products vitamins minerals and nutritional supplements some aromatherapy products and certain homoeopathic products are regulated as complementary medicines…

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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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