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Advisory Report on the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

27 February 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-0-642-79861-9 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79862-6 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 472KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 114KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 74KB)

Referral and Committee Membership
The Committees’ inquiry
Call for submissions and public hearing

 
Chapter 2 Background (PDF 163KB)

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
The current National Registration Scheme
Reform context and development of the Bill
Australian National Audit Office report
Productivity Commission Research Report
National Framework for Chemical and Plastics Regulatory Reform
Better Regulation of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals policy discussion paper
Key Bill provisions

 
Chapter 3 Issues and Analysis (PDF 151KB)

Summary of key issues
New initial assessment and registration processes
Risk compendium
Preliminary assessment process
Committee comment
Mandatory re-registration and re-approval process
Practical impacts of mandatory re-registration and re-approval
Committee comment
International trade issues
Committee comment
Consultation, impact analysis, transition and evaluation
Impact analysis
Transitional arrangements
Evaluations
Committee comment

 
Chapter 4 Conclusion (PDF 75KB)
 
Chapter 5 Dissenting Report (PDF 139KB)

Advisory Report on the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
Key issues
Improvement in efficiency needed
The Bill fails to prove improvements in efficiency
The case for mandatory re-registration
Conclusion

 
Appendix A - Submissions (PDF 33KB)
 
Appendix B - Exhibits (PDF 58KB)
 
Appendix C – Public Hearing (PDF 54KB)

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