Terms of reference and membership


The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will:

(a) taking into account the prepared guidance material, advise the Director during consideration of commercial and public interest in applications for continued confidential listing in respect of the AICS

(b) assist in reviewing the prepared guidance material for industry and the public outlining the information needed to accompany applications for continued confidentiality in respect of the AICS

(c) recognising the confidential nature of the proceedings, adopt a special role in identifying and assessing the public interest associated with reviewing applications for confidential listing on the AICS

(d) as required advise the Director on weighing of commercial interest and public interest

(e) have no decision making powers under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, and

(f) be bound by prohibition of disclosure of confidentiality clauses within the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.



Professor Graham A R Johnston, AM FRACI, FTSE (re-appointed October 2004)

Professor of Pharmacology, University of Sydney

Professor Ian Rae, FRACI, FTSE (re-appointed October 2004)

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith (re-appointed October 2004)

Coordinator, National Toxics Network Canberra

Mr James Smith CEng, FIChemE, BCom (Melb) (re-appointed October 2004)

Chemicals Advisor, Melbourne


2006-07 meetings:

The TAG met four times in 2006-07. All four meetings were held at the NICNAS office. The TAG finalised 16 confidential chemical applications.