Independent review of the pesticides and veterinary medicines regulatory system in Australia

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The independent review of the pesticides and veterinary medicines regulatory system has concluded. The Independent Panel’s final report has been published.

The Australian Government will respond to the recommendations in the Panel’s final report in due course.

Report resources

To support the release of the final report, industry-specific resources have also been developed. These are available under ‘Report Resources’. The resources cover the following industries:

  • chemical companies
  • community groups
  • consumers
  • farmers and grower groups
  • professional pesticide applicators
  • veterinarians.

Next steps

The Australian Government will consult with relevant agencies and organisations to develop the Government Response to the Panel’s recommendations.

Background

On 5 September 2019, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture, appointed an independent Panel of experts in:

  • regulation
  • agricultural production
  • veterinary medicines
  • human health

to comprehensively review the regulatory framework for agvet chemicals.

The review examined the pesticides and veterinary medicines regulatory system’s aims, structure and operation. It made recommendations to ensure that it is contemporary, fit for purpose and reduces unnecessary red tape.

Consultation

The Panel undertook 2 rounds of consultation involving meetings and written submissions. The Panel received 100 written submissions on its Issues Paper, and 72 written submissions on its draft report.

The Panel heard from:

  • government
  • growers
  • chemical companies
  • industry
  • non-government organisations
  • individuals and communities.

The independent review of the pesticides and veterinary medicines regulatory system has concluded. The Independent Panel’s final report has been published.

The Australian Government will respond to the recommendations in the Panel’s final report in due course.

Report resources

To support the release of the final report, industry-specific resources have also been developed. These are available under ‘Report Resources’. The resources cover the following industries:

  • chemical companies
  • community groups
  • consumers
  • farmers and grower groups
  • professional pesticide applicators
  • veterinarians.

Next steps

The Australian Government will consult with relevant agencies and organisations to develop the Government Response to the Panel’s recommendations.

Background

On 5 September 2019, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture, appointed an independent Panel of experts in:

  • regulation
  • agricultural production
  • veterinary medicines
  • human health

to comprehensively review the regulatory framework for agvet chemicals.

The review examined the pesticides and veterinary medicines regulatory system’s aims, structure and operation. It made recommendations to ensure that it is contemporary, fit for purpose and reduces unnecessary red tape.

Consultation

The Panel undertook 2 rounds of consultation involving meetings and written submissions. The Panel received 100 written submissions on its Issues Paper, and 72 written submissions on its draft report.

The Panel heard from:

  • government
  • growers
  • chemical companies
  • industry
  • non-government organisations
  • individuals and communities.