Senator the Honourable Jan McLucas

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister

for Health and Ageing

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600





Dear Parliamentary Secretary

I have pleasure in submitting to you for presentation to the Parliament, the Annual Report of the operation of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (the Act), for the year ending 30 June 2008. The Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with Section 108 of the Act.


The Annual Report details the performance of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) against outcome and output measures as detailed in the Portfolio Budget Statements for the period 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008.


An abstract of financial information for NICNAS is included in this report. Further financial information for NICNAS can be found in the Australian


Government Department of Health and Ageing Annual Report 2007-08, reflecting administrative arrangements for 2007-08.


Yours sincerely


Dr Marion Healy



22 September 2008