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Therapeutic goods orders

If you intend to rely on any legislation referred to on this website, you should access copies of the official versions on the Attorney-General's ComLaw website, which incorporates the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI). Instruments are amended from time to time and may, on occasions, be replaced or new instruments made.

Therapeutic goods must comply with various standards, which determine the consistency of product quality, including label quality. Many of these standards are international standards. However, sometimes it is necessary to specify an Australian standard, either for a particular type of therapeutic good or to specify particular labelling, packaging or other requirements. In these situations a Therapeutic Goods Order (TGO) is published.

Since 1992, TGOs have been approved by a delegate of the Minister under section 10 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 after consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Committee. Prior to this the TGOs were approved under various sections of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1966.

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Web page last updated: Tuesday, 28 January 2014