The TGA’s income is based entirely on fees
and charges paid by users
of its services.
No dietary supplements sold as food can exceed potency dosages set down by the Codex Commission. ( These doses are so low as to be insufficient for your pet cat.) Dietary supplements of higher potency are to be sold as drugs by pharmaceutical or phyto-pharmaceutical companies. Supplements without a recommended daily allowance (RDA), such as co-enzyme Q10, will be illegal to sell because they will be considered as drugs. ($ V health)
All new dietary supplements will be banned unless they have undergone
extensive Codex testing (via scientific risk assessment) and final approval. (Too costly for small producers who must pay.)
Only supplements made from a list of 15 minerals and 13 vitamins will be allowed in ultra-low potencies mirroring levels that were originally set during World War II to stave off malnutrition, [or sufficient for a pet cat]. We need
The Codex preamble expressly forbids the use of nutrients to
prevent, treat or cure any condition. ( see ‘Minerals for the Genetic Code’ )
Herbs to be put under a closed committee of the WHO where they are now held to be untested drugs. There is only a short list of approved herbs that may be used for specific conditions. While some complex oriental herbal formulas may be permitted, most will not. Ayurvedic, Tibetan, tribal, Aust. indigenous and other traditional medicines that use herbs and natural substances to be forbidden in WTO Member Countries (Aust.) Herbal, shamanic and energy-based medicines are to be forbidden forms of treatment. (Many of these are local weeds…)
[Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II uses some of these.]
Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs) to be legal in foods [unlabeled?]
Codex is to set permissible upper levels for pesticide residues, toxic chemicals, hormones in food and other environmental contaminants that may be many times greater than those advocated by chemical and pesticide industry lobby groups.
Codex mandates that animal feed can be treated with antibiotics, hormones and growth stimulants.
Codex Further mandates that the irradiation of food go ahead, despite the arguments of food safety experts.
Although the above list may seem extreme, it is difficult to
have confidence in the TGA based on their past performance,
e.g continuing support for water fluoridation.
WHAT WE CAN DO!
Do your web searches; complain to your Federal politician in writing, write to the newspapers; get on the radio; and most of all, tell ALL of your friends, and then remind them again and again!
The TGA has done little protect the Australian public in the past.
It is working to restrict the $4 billion Australian supplements industry that is rapidly gaining markets over Big Pharmas control of the medical industry.
Any of the above proposals if approved would cause:
More unemployment therefore more people on the dole
A loss of tax revenue to the Australian Government
The importation of more foreign goods
The Australian public would loose access to health maintaining supplements which; would also disadvantage sports people, body builders (and pets).
These products and services are consumer funded.
To change the system would put an extra load on the existing over-used and
under financed government health system.
Most medical doctors have little knowledge of traditional medicines and nutrition. Many of these plants and minerals have supplied health to millions people around the world for centuries.
Many herbs and spices used in cooking have preventive and curative properties and could be deemed to fall under these TGA restrictions. – Some of these culinary spices have been subjects of historic spice wars, and are part of a rich cultural tradition especially in Australian Indian communities who are unlikely to surrender to any regulations that the TGA might try to enforce.
GUNPOINT MEDICINE ?
The TGA have tried to outlaw the growing of some medicinal wild roadside weeds and garden plants previously
– without success.
Some of these new proposals will force the Australian population to grow, harvest, import and produce these health-promoting products illegally and or go underground.
The government does not have the resources to fully enforce these proposals; which would extend the dole queues, disadvantage the health of Australians, reduce revenue to the Australian Tax Office and restrict the choices of you the reader. Consumers will by-pass much of this attempt at bureaucratic control designed to support Big Pharma.
As President Kennedy said:
“If you cannot enforce a law, you do not have a law”.
Financial Implications For The TGA:
According to the Explanatory Memorandum the Bill will have a
‘nil financial impact on the Commonwealth’ as the TGA, which administers the TG Act,
‘operates on a cost recovery basis’. 
” The TGA’s income is based entirely on fees and charges paid by users
of its services, namely the pharmaceutical industry in Australia! ”