In 2009 the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) made an application to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for its recognition of a new specialty in cosmetic medicine. ASPS opposed the application and responded appropriately throughout the consultation period. To date, the AMC has not brought down its ruling.
In November 2008, the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) lodged an application with the ACCC to authorise its Code of Conduct. ASPS and RACS opposed the application and was successful in limiting its scope through a series of conditions. “Authorisation” is a strictly defined legal term in relation to constraint of trade under the Trade Practices Act and does not imply accreditation or approval.