Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Act No. 21 of 1990 as Amended - Australia. (This Compilation Was Prepared on 12 January 2011 Taking Into Account Amendments up to Act No. 141 of 2010)
(2011; 550 pages)


The objects of this Act are to do the following, so far as the Constitution permits:

  • provide for the establishment and maintenance of a national system of controls relating to the quality, safety, efficacy and timely availability of therapeutic goods that are:
    1. used in Australia, whether produced in Australia or elsewhere; or
    2. exported from Australia;
  • to provide a framework for the States and Territories to adopt a uniform approach to control the availability and accessibility, and ensure the safe handling, of poisons in Australia.
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