Proposed changes to radiation laws

Proposed changes to radiation laws

Radiation Protection and Advice

Consultation on the proposed changes to Tasmania's radiation protection laws has now closed. Thank you to all those who made submissions.

Cabinet has approved the proposals and work will now begin on preparing an amendment Bill.

Download the approved table of changes to the Radiation Protection Act 2005 and Radiation Protection Regulations 2006. 

Why amend radiation laws?

The changes are important and necessary, though they do not represent a substantive reform package.

Rather, the various changes seek to:

  • reduce the regulatory burden in circumstances where there is no net safety gain from additional or duplicate regulation
  • correct legislative provisions with unintended and impractical consequences
  • provide certainty where there is current ambiguity
  • fix legislative loop holes or anomalies
  • align legislative provisions with current, and best, practice.

Some changes are administrative in nature, and others have been identified as a result of changes to, or current proposals to change, the National Directory for Radiation Protection issued by ARPANSA. The National Directory sets out the agreed principles and overall framework for radiation safety in Australia.  

Want more information?

For more information, contact:

Radiation Protection Unit
Phone: (03) 6166 7256
Fax: (03) 6173 0823
Post:  GPO Box 125, Hobart Tas 7001


In the interests of transparency submissions will not be treated as confidential and may be published in full on the Department's website unless the respondent requests the submission, or part of it, be treated as confidential, and the information is capable of being classified as exempt information under the Right to Information Act 2009. Those parts of a submission subject to the confidentiality request must be submitted as a separate attachment. In addition, respondents are advised that personal information in submissions will be treated as public information unless marked confidential, in which case the information will be handled in accordance with the principles of the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.

October 2014

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