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Anti-terrorism code launched

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Anti-terrorism code launched

Anti-terrorism code launched

Importers, hairdressers and other businesses have a new voluntary chemical code of practice to help them prevent terrorist attacks.

The Federal Government released the National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern late last week to help businesses prevent certain chemicals getting into terrorists’ hands.

The chemicals include ammonium perchlorate, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, nitromethane, potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate, potassium perchlorate, sodium azide, sodium chlorate, sodium perchlorate and sodium nitrate.

The code covers managing security risks, investigating and reporting security breaches and suspicious behaviour, and verifying if customers are legitimate.

The Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC says in a media statement that the code is for importers, distributors, transporters, universities, farmers, hardware stores, pool chemical suppliers, hairdressers and other industry sectors that manufacture, handle or use the chemicals listed in the code.

For more details, visit the code.

Published on 1 August 2013 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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