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Future management of chemicals of security concern

2 September 2011

The Attorney-General’s Department is inviting business to participate in a survey about chemicals of concern, particularly those that are precursors to home-made explosives. 

If your business imports, distributes, transports, manufactures, handles or uses these chemicals then this is your chance to contribute to Australia’s safety and security by having your say on how these chemicals are managed in the future.

This includes universities, farmers, hardware stores, pool chemical suppliers and hairdressers.

The chemicals of concern (in certain forms and concentration) are:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • sodium chlorate
  • nitric acid
  • potassium chlorate
  • sodium perchlorate
  • potassium perchlorate
  • ammonium perchlorate
  • sodium nitrate
  • potassium nitrate
  • nitromethane
  • sodium azide.

The online survey (external website) is open between 1 September and 21 September 2011.

Further information

Find out more about government policy towards chemicals of security concern (external website).


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Last updated on 2 September, 2011