14 January 2019
Australia has delayed the ban on cosmetics testing on animals until 1 July 2020.
“On 1 June 2017, the Industrial Chemicals Bill was tabled in Parliament. The Bill bans the use of data derived from animal tests conducted after the commencement of the new industrial chemicals scheme on (expected 1 July 2020), to support the introduction of a new chemical intended for use in a cosmetic. The Bill was subject to an inquiry by the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee and passed the House of Representatives on 17 October 2017. The Bill is now before the Senate for consideration.”