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Second Reading Speeches

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
in relation to: information to be taken into account by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in determining applications; approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels; limits on use of information; computerised decision-making by the APVMA; management of errors in an application at the preliminary assessment stage; variation of relevant particulars and conditions; variation of approval or registration during suspension; suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information; notification and publication of voluntary recalls; obligations on holders and applicants to inform the APVMA of new information where it relates to the safety criteria; definition of ‘registered chemical product’; supply or registered chemical products with unapproved label; safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria; clarification that the ‘expiry date’ is the date after which a chemical product must not be used;
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 (Administration) Act 1992
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
in relation to: the establishment of civil pecuniary penalties for providing false or misleading information; the Maximum Residue Limits Standard; and minor and technical amendments, including the removal of redundant provisions; and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
to: remove the requirement for the APVMA to prepare an annual operational plan; and establish a governance board for the APVMA and cease the existing APVMA Advisory Board. Also repeals the
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014
.