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Information standards

Product information standards can be imposed by the responsible Commonwealth minister. An information standard for goods or services can:

  • require particular information to be provided
  • set the form or manner of this information
  • give a meaning to certain information.

These requirements can relate to matters such as design, performance, contents, necessary testing, instructions or safety warnings.

Mandatory information standards apply to:

  • care labelling for clothing and textile products
  • ingredient labelling of cosmetics and toiletries
  • tobacco labelling.

Supplying goods and services that do not comply with an information standard is an offence.