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Consumer Affairs

Fair Trading in all Products, Consumer Protection

 

Department

 

Department of the Treasury – http://www.treasury.gov.au/home.asp?ContentID=521

 

Regulatory body

 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/142

ACCC has a wide brief including ensuring individuals and businesses comply with competition, fair trading and, especially, consumer protection laws.

Chemicals-specific information – http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/980990

 

Ministerial council

 

Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) - http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/content/
Content.aspx?doc=ministerial_council.htm

 

Standing committee

 

Standing Committee of Officials on Consumer Affairs (SCOCA) –
http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/About_us/
What_the_Office_of_Fair_Trading_does/
Inter_agency_and_national_committees.html

 

Act

 

Trade Practices Act 1974http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/C2004A00109

 

International

 

Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) – http://www.unitar.org/cwm/ghs

 

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