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Australia is moving towards a cruelty free future! From July 1 2020, we will have a ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics in Australia. This will be legislated by the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. Under the new Act, ‘sole purpose’ ingredients (those that are used only in cosmetics) cannot utilise any new animal test data when assessing safety or efficacy. We welcome this progress towards a future free of animal testing. Nonetheless, this will not mean that every cosmetic, household, personal care or cleaning product on Australian shelves will be free of animal testing.