Tertiary education program

Interim bans

The responsible state, territory or Commonwealth minister may impose an interim ban on consumer goods or product-related services, if it appears that they may injure someone, or that using or misusing them in a reasonably foreseeable way may do so. An interim ban lasts for 60 days but may be extended for a further period of up to 60 days. A ban may be revoked at any time by the minister who imposed it. An interim ban imposed by the Commonwealth minister applies throughout Australia. A state or territory minister can only impose interim bans that apply in their own state or territory.