Chemical Security

Chemicals of Security Concern

Public Consultation - Toxic Chemicals of Security Concern  

The Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Chemical Security: Toxic Chemicals of Security Concern is now available for comment at www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/ris.

The Australian Government is now seeking Australian businesses’ views on options to reduce the risk of toxic chemicals being used in terrorist attacks in Australia.

Chemicals are used by many Australian businesses and households. They are drivers of industrial and agricultural productivity, and contribute to advances in consumer products and medical treatments.

In the wrong hands, chemicals with legitimate everyday uses can be misused for malicious purposes. Australian governments are working with the community and industry to minimise these risks.

The RIS is relevant to importers, distributors, transporters, universities, hospitals, local councils, farmers, pest controllers, hardware stores and any other business that manufactures, handles or uses any of the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern. 

The public consultation period is open until 27 August 2014.

For further information visit the website or email ChemicalSecurityRIS@ag.gov.au.

Have your say by making a submission at: www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/ris


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In the wrong hands, chemicals with legitimate everyday uses can be misused for malicious purposes. Australian governments are working with the community and industry to minimise these risks.

 

Complete an online survey to provide feedback and help improve how Australian governments deal with chemical security risks: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chemicalsecurity

 

The survey can be completed by members of the community, government agencies, local councils and any business involved in import, processing, logistics or use of chemicals.

 

 

Terrorist interest in chemicals

Terrorist’s choice of methods of attack is constantly changing.  Therefore, security planning in New South Wales (NSW) considers a broad range of attack methods including use of chemicals that can be used to produce explosives or toxic weapons.

In Australia, approximately 40,000 chemicals make up 400,000 chemical products. Only a very small percentage of these could be potentially used in a terrorist attack however these chemicals are also used for a broad range of legitimate purposes by individuals and businesses. 

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This section on Chemical Security provides information for the NSW community and specifically for individuals and business:


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