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Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
to simplify reporting requirements for annual returns;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to: enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to manage errors in an application at the preliminary assessment stage, grant part of a variation application, and vary a label approval where that approval is suspended; enable the APVMA and Food Standards Australia New Zealand to agree on appropriate timeframes for notifications about variations to the Maximum Residue Limits Standard; and clarify that the ‘expiry date’ is the date after which a chemical product must not be used; and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to: establish civil pecuniary penalties for providing false or misleading information; and make minor and technical amendments, including the removal of redundant provisions.