Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals   The Commonwealth Director of National Parks has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Covering more than 3.3 million sqkm, an area bigger than the size of India, the draft plans are a vast improvement on those that were announced by the…

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Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals The testing of cosmetic products and ingredients is conducted to assist in developing a new product and to ensure the product and its ingredients are safe to use. For the investigation of possible human health effects, animal tests have historically been used, as they best represent the overall effect…

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Marine Park Management Plans

Marine Park Management Plans The Commonwealth Director of National Parks has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Covering more than 3.3 million sqkm, an area bigger than the size of India, the draft plans are a vast improvement on those that were announced by the Gillard Government in…

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Homeopathic and Complementary Medicines

Homeopathic and Complementary Medicines   On 24 October 2014 the Australian Government announced that there would be an expert panel review of the regulation of medicines and medical devices (MMDR review). In September 2016, the Government agreed to most of the recommendations made by the Expert Panel. As part of this program of work, an…

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Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities discussion paper

Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities discussion paper Submissions to the discussion paper closed on Friday 4 August with feedback received, now being considered by the Federal Government. The Government recognises the important role played by Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisations and is a strong supporter of Australia’s not -for-profit sector. The reforms proposed in…

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Exploration for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight

Exploration for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight The Australian Government appreciates that the Great Australian Bight and its surrounding region is important to the local fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries. The region is known for its pristine and unique environment and deserves strong protection. The Government is confident in the stringent regulatory…

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Border Security Success

Border Security Success The Coalition resolve to keep our borders secure through Operation Sovereign Borders and to halt illegal maritime arrivals remains strong. The success of Operation Sovereign Borders has meant that here has been over 1000 days without a boat arrival, and importantly, no deaths at sea. As a result of this success we…

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GST on Low Value Goods – supporting small business

GST on Low Value Goods The GST Low Value Goods legislation is designed to close out loopholes that multinationals and big business are using to avoid paying Australian tax. It creates a fairer tax system for Australians and supports Australian small businesses by creating a level playing field against foreign competitors. Millions of Australians rely…

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Petroleum Resource Rent Tax

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax The Government is committed to ensuring that Australia’s taxes are working as intended and companies pay their fair share of tax. On 28 April 2017 the Government released the report of an independent review into the operation of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) which highlights improvements that can be made…

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