The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017 was introduced into the Australian Parliament on 25 October 2017. Information about the Bill is available from the Australian Parliament web site.
The proposed legislative changes would streamline industry reporting, support the operational efficiency of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), clarify ambiguities in the legislation and remove unnecessary and redundant provisions. The APVMA is the Australian Government independent regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
The proposed legislative changes would amend the:
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
Public consultation on an exposure draft of the Bill occurred between 20 June 2017 and 19 July 2017. Following consultation, proposed measures relating to APVMA’s handling of confidential commercial information and its consideration of antimicrobial resistance were omitted from the final Bill prior to its presentation to parliament.
A total of 14 submissions were received on an exposure draft of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017, including three provided in-confidence. Links to the public submissions can be found below.
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Although the period for submissions has closed, the original consultation document and exposure draft is still available to view through the links below. The consultation paper included details of the proposed legislative changes.
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The exposure draft set out the legislative changes as proposed when consultation commenced.
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