Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

Australia to ban animal testing for cosmetics

The Australian Federal Government has pledged to end the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals in Australia and the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been tested on animals outside of Australia. “Australians don’t want to see animals hurt unnecessarily. This brings us into line with the EU and produces consistent streamlined policy,“said Key Wyatt, Assistant Minister for Health and Age Care.”We acknowledge animal testing is essential in certain scientific contexts such as medicinal drug development but we want to make sure that it’s only used in ethically justifiable circumstances," he added.

This announcement follows a two-year campaign by animal welfare groups, including Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International.

We’re thrilled that following motions recently passed by both the Senate and the House, the Government has now promised specific legislation to ban cosmetics cruelty. There is a growing global trend towards eliminating the sale of newly animal tested beauty products and their ingredients, and the announcement will put Australia on the map as the next country to say NO to cosmetics cruelty,” said Hannah Stuart, for the #BeCrueltyFree Australia campaign.

© 2016 - Premium Beauty News -
latest news

A new trade show dedicated to clean beauty in London

Dubbed Clean Beauty in London the new trade show intends to gather experts, scientists, suppliers, brands, influencers and journalists under one roof “to build the future of clean beauty.” Taking place on October 12 & 13, 2020 at The Brewery, located at 52 Chiswell Street at the heart of London, the event aims to encourage (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
India emerges as the next beauty giant

Asia Cosme Lab
India emerges as the next beauty giant

Thanks to a growing young population (first youth population in the world) and the emergence of a vast middle class, as well as a higher Internet connection from both urban and rural areas, India is set to emerge as the next beauty giant after China. Asia Cosme Lab took a deep dive in the fascinating Indian market, where both (...)

read more


We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies