Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018

Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 in relation to: approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels; information to be taken into account by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in determining applications; limits on use of information; computerised decision-making by the APVMA; 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; the definition of ‘registered chemical product’; suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information; supply of registered chemical products with unapproved label; variation of approval of registration during suspension; safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria; notice requirements for notices provided to Food Standards Australia New Zealand by the APVMA; and amendment of an incorrect reference in the Agvet Code; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to: enable the APVMA to prescribe an accreditation scheme for third party assessment providers; and make minor and machinery changes including the removal of unnecessary and redundant provisions; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 to remove the requirement for the APVMA to prepare an annual operational plan; and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013 to align the timing of reviews of agvet legislation. Also repeals the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Oct 2018
Second reading moved 18 Oct 2018
Lapsed at dissolution 11 Apr 2019

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