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A Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, and for related purposes
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Registered 19 Mar 2014
Introduced Senate 18 Mar 2014
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2013‑2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Senator Rhiannon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         3

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                          3

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                        6

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                          6

Part 3—Application of amendments                                                                     8

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the End Cruel Cosmetics Act 2014.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Main amendments

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

1  At the end of Part 3B

Add:

Division 2Cosmetics tested on animals

81B  Cosmetics tested on animals

Testing cosmetics and ingredients

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person tests a substance on a live animal in Australia; and

                     (b)  the person does so for the purpose of any person:

                              (i)  developing, manufacturing, selling or importing a cosmetic; or

                             (ii)  developing, manufacturing, selling or importing a substance for use as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Penalty:  120 penalty units.

Manufacturing, advertising, selling or importing cosmetics

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  manufactures, advertises or sells a cosmetic in Australia; or

                             (ii)  imports a cosmetic into Australia; and

                     (b)  any person tested a substance on a live animal for the purpose of any person developing, manufacturing, selling or importing:

                              (i)  the cosmetic; or

                             (ii)  a substance for use as an ingredient in cosmetics; and

                     (c)  in a case to which subparagraph (b)(ii) applies—the ingredient is an ingredient in the cosmetic mentioned in paragraph (a).

Penalty:  120 penalty units.

Manufacturing, advertising, selling or importing ingredients in cosmetics

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  manufactures, advertises or sells a substance in Australia; or

                             (ii)  imports a substance into Australia;

                            for use as an ingredient in cosmetics; and

                     (b)  any person tested a substance on a live animal for the purpose of any person developing, manufacturing, selling or importing the substance mentioned in paragraph (a) for use as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Penalty:  120 penalty units.

81C  Additional operation of Division

                   Without prejudice to its effect apart from this section (including its effect because of section 4), this Division also has, because of this section, the effect it would have if the references to developing, manufacturing, selling or advertising were, by express provision, confined to:

                     (a)  developing, manufacturing, selling or advertising:

                              (i)  by federally‑regulated entities; or

                             (ii)  in constitutional trade or commerce, or for supply in the course of constitutional trade or commerce; or

                            (iii)  for supply to, or to an authority or instrumentality of, the Commonwealth or a Territory; and

                     (b)  developing, manufacturing, selling or advertising in a Territory.

81D  International obligations

                   This Division has effect, in relation to importing a substance into Australia, subject to Australia’s international obligations.

81E  Ingredients, preparations and components

             (1)  This Division does not apply to an ingredient in cosmetics if the ingredient is:

                     (a)  a therapeutic good within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989; or

                     (b)  a substance or preparation prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition of cosmetic in subsection 5(1) of this Act.

             (2)  This Division applies:

                     (a)  in relation to a preparation or mixture of substances in the same way as it applies in relation to a substance; and

                     (b)  in relation to a component in the same way as it applies in relation to an ingredient.

Part 2Other amendments

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

2  Title

Omit “to establish a national system of notification and assessment of industrial chemicals, to provide for registration of certain persons proposing to introduce industrial chemicals, to provide for national standards for cosmetics imported into, or manufactured in, Australia, and for related purposes”, substitute “about industrial chemicals and cosmetics”.

3  At the end of section 3

Add:

             ; and (c)  the banning of the testing of cosmetics, and ingredients in cosmetics, on animals.

4  Subparagraph 4(a)(iii)

Omit “trade and commerce with other countries, among the States, within a Territory, between a State and Territory or between 2 Territories”, substitute “constitutional trade and commerce”.

5  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

constitutional trade and commerce means trade and commerce:

                     (a)  with other countries; or

                     (b)  among the States; or

                     (c)  between a State and a Territory; or

                     (d)  between 2 Territories.

federally regulated entity has the meaning given by the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2013.

6  Paragraphs 21M(1)(c) and (2)(c)

Omit “trade and commerce with other countries, among the States, within a Territory, between a State and Territory or between 2 Territories”, substitute “constitutional trade and commerce”.

7  Part 3B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3BCosmetics

Division 1Standards for cosmetics imported into, or manufactured in, Australia

Part 3Application of amendments

8  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to testing that occurs on or after the commencement of this item.