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National code of practice for chemicals of security concern [online]

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
iv, 20 p.
Publisher:
Canberra, A.C.T.: Australian Government
Year:
2013
ISBN-ISSN:
9781922032362
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:

The voluntary National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern has been developed by Australian governments in partnership with industry.

In 2008 a report endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments recommended that governments set up a process to assess, and where necessary, take action to reduce the risk of chemicals being used for terrorist purposes.

An intergovernmental agreement that sets out the process for this work, including the need for strong government and industry collaboration, was signed by the then Prime Minister, state premiers and chief ministers of the two territories.

This code of practice is one step that Australian governments - in partnership with industry - have taken to improve the security around chemicals, inform industry about the national security risks associated with the chemicals they handle, and to enhance the measures that industry has in place to prevent, detect and deter terrorist use of chemicals.

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