Terms of Reference

The operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016, with particular reference to:

  1. the process leading to the making of the order,
  2. the policy of relocating corporate Commonwealth entities with agricultural policy or regulatory responsibilities, including:
    1. the identity of corporate Commonwealth entities that could be affected;
    2. the policy’s effect on the ability of affected entities to perform their functions; and
    3. economic, environmental and capability implications of the policy;
  3. the application of this policy to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, including:
    1. the plan for relocation;
    2. the ability of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to perform its functions from its new location, and any consequent risks to:
      1. human and animal health;
      2. productivity and profitability to the agriculture and fisheries sectors;
      3. chemical industries; and
      4. Australia’s trading reputation; 
  4. any other related matters.

Submission closing date is 10 March 2017. The report is due to be tabled on 9 May 2017. On 9 May 2017, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 9 June 2017.

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