Tasmanian stakeholders invited to make submissions to inquiry

AUDIT: Pesticide reforms are under review. Picture: Shutterstock
AUDIT: Pesticide reforms are under review. Picture: Shutterstock

The Agriculture and Water Resources House Standing Committee started an inquiry into regulatory reforms undertaken by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

Committee chairman West Australian Liberal MP Rick Wilson said that the committee would focus on the authority’s progress since the Auditor-General’s 2017 pesticide and veterinary medicine report.

“The [audit office] made four recommendations in June last year and given the importance of these reforms to Australia’s agricultural sector, it is vital that the APVMA acts quickly on those recommendations.”

The committee accepts submissions until February 28 and will hold public hearings.