Second Reading Speeches

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to: require the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to implement the Agvet Code having regard to certain principles; provide for the APVMA to develop, publish and have regard to guidelines (the risk compendium) when exercising powers and performing functions under the code; implement a mandatory scheme for the re-approval of active constituents and re-registration of chemical products to periodically review active constituents and products; enable consistent data protection; and remove disincentives for industry to generate and provide data;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
,
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to: provide the APVMA with a graduated range of compliance and enforcement powers; and provide for a power to apply statutory conditions to registration and approvals;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
to enable any Commonwealth agency to collect the levy on product sales on behalf of the APVMA;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
to require a review at least every 10 years of all Commonwealth agricultural and veterinary chemicals legislation;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to provide that legislative instruments remain subject to disallowance with two exceptions; and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
,
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
to remove redundant provisions and amend out of date provisions. Also provides for: a review to be conducted on the operation of the amendments made by this proposed Act after a five-year period; and a review on matters which relate to the functions and powers of the APVMA that are prescribed by regulation.