Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017

​​​​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.

Submissions​​

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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Accord Australasia Ltd PDF 3444 KB
Anim​al Medicines Australia PDF5472 KB
Australian Dairy Industry Council Inc. and Dairy Australia PDF3208 KB
Competitive Advantage PDF389 KB
CropLife Australia PDF72.24 MB
Grain Producers Australia PDF9689 KB
Hills Orchard Improvement Group PDF4337 KB
Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd PDF7257 KB
National Farmers’ Federation PDF2405 KB
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries PDF6210 KB
Veterinary Manufacturers and Distributors Association PDF6210 KB

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Consultation paper

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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Consultation on the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017 PDF22740 KB
Consultation on the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017 DOCX22120 KB

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Exposure draft

The exposure draft set out the legislative changes as proposed when consultation commenced.

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017 PDF23400 KB
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017 DOCX23240 KB

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