Media releases

2007

Pearce Declares National Ban On Lead In Toys

Chris Pearce MP, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today announced a national ban on children’s toys that contain unacceptable levels of lead.

Pearce Welcomes Release of Newly Compiled Census Data

Chris Pearce, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, congratulated the ABS for putting vital Census information back into the hands of all Australians in a very accessible form.

Incorporation By Reference Regulations are Now in Force

Chris Pearce, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today announced that regulations to allow for ‘incorporation by reference’ in investor disclosure documentation have come into force.<

Pearce Welcomes ACCC's Testing for Formaldehyde in Clothing

Chris Pearce, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, has welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) announcement earlier today regarding the testing of residual

Pearce Welcomes Insolvency Reforms Passing Through Parliament

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today welcomed the passage through the Senate of the Corporations Amendment (Insolvency) Bill 2007. 

Pearce Bans Toothpaste Containing Diethylene Glycol

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today issued an unsafe goods notice banning the supply of toothpaste containing more than 0.25% by weight of diethylene glycol (DEG).

Pearce Welcomes ASICs Arrangement With USAs Regulatory Body

Chris Pearce, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today consented to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) entering into a cooperative audit oversight arrangement with

New Mandatory Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today announced a new mandatory standard for prams and strollers.

Pearce and FPAA call for Fire Safety at Home

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today launched a national public awareness initiative by the Australian Government and the Fire Protection Association Australia.

Financial Services Licensees Compensation Arrangements Announced

Chris Pearce, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, has announced that regulations to complement section 912B of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act) have been made and will operate

Pearce Welcomes Simpler Regulatory System Into Law

Earlier today the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Simpler Regulatory System) Bill 2007 and accompanying Bills were given Royal Assent. 

Pearce Again Delivers Significant Red Tape Cuts

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today welcomed the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Simpler Regulatory System) Bill 2007 and related legislation being passed by the

Warning on Imported Toothpaste Containing a Harmful Chemical

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today issued a notice warning consumers of the dangers of imported toothpaste containing diethylene glycol (DEG). 

Rudd Needs to Support Rule Removal

If anyone needs another example of Labor supporting political activists instead of shareholders, then look no further than its asinine refusal to abolish the 100 Member Rule.

Pearce Delivers Major Insolvency Law Reform

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Chris Pearce MP, today introduced the Corporations Amendment (Insolvency) Bill 2007 into Parliament.  This Bill will improve the efficiency and the

More Responsibility and Less Resources

According to Senator Sherry in yesterday’s Australian Financial Review there is a case for a single federal corporate regulator to take over new areas of responsibility.

Pearce Delivers Consumer Benefits & Drives Reduction in Red Tape

Chris Pearce MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today introduced into the House of Representatives proposed legislation which will significantly reduce red tape in the corporate commun

Financial Services' Compensation Arrangements Announced

Chris Pearce, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, today announced that a regulation to complement section 912B of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act) is expected to be made by

Rudd Fumbles on Policy Again

Last night, Kevin Rudd yet again misled the Australian public.

Additional funding for the Royal Australian Mint

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will receive an additional $8.0 million over two years in the 2007-08 Budget.