Contemporary and Future Challenges for Australian Nanoregulation

4 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2010

Date Written: February 22, 2010


Nanotechnology regulation in Australia faces challenges similar to those in other jurisdictions. These include how to define nanoparticles, whether to establish mandatory reporting and labeling requirements and how to implement precautionary regulation for nanoparticles likely to be high risk for human health or the environment. Another important regulatory issue is how to promote nanotechnological research and development focused on national benefit including assisting to resolve critical problems in public health.

Paper presented at ICONN 2010 Sydney and published in proceedings.

Keywords: Nanoregulation, Millennium Development Goals, mandatory reporting, new chemical entity, labelling

JEL Classification: D61, D63, D81

Suggested Citation

Faunce, Thomas Alured, Contemporary and Future Challenges for Australian Nanoregulation (February 22, 2010). Available at SSRN:

Thomas Alured Faunce (Contact Author)

Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
61 2 61253563 (Phone)

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