News

5 Aug 2013

Consultation paper for the review of the mandatory standard for motorcycle helmets

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting a review of the mandatory safety standard for the supply of motorcycle helmets. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Monday 2 September 2013.
26 Jul 2013

Amendment to the tobacco health warnings mandatory standard

Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP has signed the amendment to the mandatory standard for tobacoo health warnings.
5 Jul 2013

Supplier guidance on sunglasses – now available

A new supplier guide is now available for suppliers of sunglasses and fashion spectacles.
4 Jul 2013

Invitation to public consultation meetings – new draft voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard

The revised version of the voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard (AS/NZS 1249) has been released as a draft for public comment. Public consultation meetings are planned for Sydney (26 July 2013) and Melbourne (31 July 2013).
1 Jul 2013

Draft voluntary standard on children’s nightwear having reduced fire hazard – open for public consultation

Standards Australia has published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard for children's Nightwear and limited daywear. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.
28 Jun 2013

Draft voluntary standard on flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition – open for public consultation

On 20 June 2013, Standards Australia published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard 1900-2002 Flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.
19 Jun 2013

Proposed minor amendment to the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 - Draft amendment for comment

On 27 May 2013, the Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP, announced that he intended to amend the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 (Tobacco Standard).
4 Jun 2013

Draft voluntary standard on trampolines – open for public consultation

Standards Australia invites public comment on revisions to the voluntary Australian standard for trampolines
18 Feb 2013

Free webinar: Mandatory reporting of product-related death, injury & illness under the Australian Consumer Law

The ACCC is holding a free webinar on mandatory reporting requirements under the Australian Consumer Law on 10 April 2013 at 12:00pm AEST. This is a webinar aimed at anyone dealing in consumer goods in Australia.
14 Feb 2013

Commencement of new mandatory standard for baby walkers

New mandatory standard for baby walkers to take effect from 15 February 2013.