|Joint Australia and New Zealand||Australia only||New Zealand only||Australia and New Zealand Treaty for a Joint Food System 1996 (amended in 2010): An agreement between the Governments of Australia and New Zealand for a joint food standards system.
Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade 1995: A World Trade Organisation obligation. The Treaty is intended to ensure that negotiations, technical standards and testing and certification procedures do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade.
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures 1994: A World Trade Organisation obligation. This Agreement applies to all sanitary and phytosanitary measures which may, directly or indirectly, affect international trade.
|Food Regulation Agreement: An agreement between the Australian Government and the States and Territories of Australia which gives effect to a national approach to food regulation in Australia.
Best Practice Regulation: A guide for Ministerial Councils and Standard-setting Bodies 2007: Published by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments.
The Australian Government Guide to Regulation 2014 Published by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
|Code of Good Regulatory Practice (updated 2011): Aims to improve the quality of regulation by establishing a quality standard against which to develop and assess regulatory proposals.
Guidelines on the Regulatory Impact Analysis Requirements (2007): Prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development to provide detailed guidance on the preparation of regulatory impact statements.
|Joint Australia and New Zealand|
|Overarching Strategic Statement for the Food Regulatory System: This document provides a strategic context for the Australian and New Zealand food regulatory system. The document communicates to stakeholders (consumers and industry) the objectives sought to be achieved through food regulation and also assists decision-makers within the food regulatory system by providing guidance in relation to policy, standard setting and implementation of food regulation|
The Food Regulation Policy Development Framework is being trialled, and illustrates the steps followed by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) to identify and assess potential food issues. These steps help ensure the most appropriate policy response is applied. The Framework takes account of the nature and extent of the issue or risk posed, and considers different options for response, which may include non-intervention, self-regulation, co-regulation or regulation.
Engaging in the Australian and New Zealand Joint Food Regulation System: The Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (2013) aims to provide a co-operative and mutually beneficial approach to engagement that promotes clarity, integrity, trust and connectivity, to support a workable and effective joint Australian and New Zealand food regulation system.
Operating Procedures 2001 (updated 7 December 2011 in line with a new COAG Council System): These operating procedures are for the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (formerly the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation) and the Food Regulation Standing Committee.
|Joint Australia and New Zealand||Australian state and territories and New Zealand food/health ACTS (web links)|
|Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Regulations 1994
This Act and its Regulations establishes the agency, Food Standards Australia New Zealand with functions relating to the development of food regulatory measures.
|ACT: Food Act 2001
NSW: Food Act 2003
NT: Food Act 2004
|QLD: Food Act 2006
Food Production Safety Act 2000
SA: Food Act 2001
TAS: Food Act 2003
|VIC: Food Act 1984
WA: Food Act 2008
NZ: Food Act 2014
|Policy Statement on Front of Pack Labelling On 23 October 2009, Ministers responsible for Food Regulation endorsed a "Policy Statement" which outlined its views on food labelling which could be used to guide consumers to healthier food options. |
Policy Statement on the Public Health Role of FSANZ(December 2013) Ministers responsible for Food Regulation agreed to the policy statement to clarify how public health should be interpreted by FSANZ. This statement was developed as part of the Forum’s response to ‘Labelling Logic’, the report of the independent review of food labelling law and policy.