Australia to introduce toy laws

New regulatory model discussed by the trade and consumer bodies at the National Toy Summit.
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The Age says Australia's toy industry is considering the introduction of new safety laws following a spate of injuries.

Speaking at the National Toy Summit, Queensland Attorney-General Kerry Shine said the conference aimed to develop one set of laws covering toy safety across all states in Australia within two years.

The move is aimed primarily at the import market. While it's difficult to check containers as their arrive in ports and airports, the Attorney General argues Australian state officials should be given powers to go to shops and physically inspect items.

He added: "[The single law regulator model will] improve the efficiency and communication between states so when a problem does arise, all states not only know about it, but can effectively put in the appropriate measures to prevent any exposure or danger to other children."


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