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Chemistry Australia recognises the important role of regulation in protecting workers, the community and the environment. Regulatory regimes underpin our social licence, providing the assurance to the community that appropriate standards are in place and complied with.

A balanced regulatory environment achieves these critical aims, while promoting business growth. Chemistry Australia strives to ensure that Australia’s regulatory frameworks:

  • are based on the application of sound scientific principles;
  • positively support a progressive, innovative and responsible chemistry industry through the application of the minimum effective regulation approach, reducing the burden and cost imposed on industry;
  • are harmonised nationally; and
  • are consistent with the regulatory approaches used in other major economies.

Chemistry Australia works on behalf of members across the following areas, at federal and state levels:

  • Agricultural and veterinary chemicals regulation;
  • The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
  • Environmental Protection
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Major Hazard Facilities
  • Chemicals of security concern
  • Illicit drug precursors

Chemistry Australia members have access to our unique regulatory toolbox:

Click here to access the Regulatory Gateway

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