The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

Australian Tax Office

MTAA is working with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to provide members with information on how the ATO can assist. The ATO has developed a new webpage to assist small business at all stages of the business life cycle to find products and services that can help them.


MTAA has been working with HealthPACT to explore processes for increasing industry engagement with the State and Territory health departments to identify emerging medical technologies. HealthPACT now reports to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Committee (AHMAC), which has as members the heads of the departments of health. HealthPACT has had a horizon scanning role for the jurisdictions but through closer industry engagement MTAA is looking at mechanisms to bring to the attention of the jurisdictions beneficial medical technologies, including those that might still be in the research and development pipeline. One of the benefits may be an increase in Australia as a clinical trial site and broader diffusion of new products.

Standards Australia

Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. Standards Australia develops internationally aligned Australian Standards that deliver net benefit to Australia and is the Australian member of ISO and IEC.

MTAA has representation on many of the committees that develop standards related to medical technology.

Standards for comment:

  • DR AS IEC 60601.2.22:2014 CP
    Medical electrical equipment - Part 2.22: Requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment
  • DR AS IEC 60601.2.57:2014 CP
    Medical electrical equipment - Part 2.57: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring and cosmetic/aesthetic use
  • DR AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014
    Safety of laser products - Equipment classification and requirements
  • AS/NZS 4179:2014
    Single-use sterile rubber surgical gloves - Specification (ISO 10282:2014, MOD)
  • AS/NZS 4011.2:2014
    Single-use medical examination gloves - Specification for gloves made from poly(vinyl chloride) (ISO 11193-2:2006, MOD)
  • AS/NZS 4011.1:2014
    Single-use medical examination gloves - Specification for gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution (ISO 11193-1:2008, MOD)