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Review of the Australian Consumer Product Safety System

  • Productivity Commission
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    The Productivity Commission’s research report into the 'Review of the Australian Consumer Product Safety System', was released on 7 February 2006. The Commission was requested to undertake a research study to examine the impacts of options for reforming Australia’s general consumer product safety system. The Commission’s final report recommends a new national approach is needed to improve Australia’s consumer product safety system. The adoption of a single national law and regulator, replacing the States and Territories authority, is recommended by the Commission as a key reform to create a more consistent and responsive consumer product protection system. The Commission has also called for the responsiveness of the system to be improved by: introducing a new requirement for suppliers to notify the regulator of products associated with serious injury or death; developing a nationally coordinated product hazard identification system; and improving the targeting and timeliness of standards-making processes. To address information gaps, the Commission has endorsed a number of initiatives including: a national internet based one-stop shop for business and consumer information; and a one-off base line research study into the incidence and costs of product-related accidents, and an analysis of their causes.

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    This book is provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Research Reports with number 19 and published in 2006.
    ISBN: 1 74037 195 X
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodcs:19
    Note: 503 pages
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