Issues & Events

Issues & Events


Civil Society Hearing on Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill

Access2 will be supporting a civil society hearing on the Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill at the Finkel Theatre at the ANU campus, between 2:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday the 24th of January.

Whilst some aspects of this bill have been welcomed, concerns have been raised by experts in regulation and public health, professional groups and civil society on the effects it will have on consumer rights and consumer safety in Australia.

The Bill currently describes controversial plans to:

  • abolish pre-approval of advertisements for complementary and over-the-counter medicines.
  • abolish the Independent Complaints Resolution Panel and the Code Council, and hand over responsibility for complaints to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
  • establish a list of medicinal uses for complementary medicines that will not require assessment by the TGA on the safety and efficacy of products before they are advertised and sold.

Speakers at this event will include Katinka Day, Choice; Allan Asher, Access2; Ken Harvey, Monash University and Michael Moore, Public Health Association of Australia.

Registration for this event is free and can be found at this link: