Regulatory update #195

20 August 2014

Online services update

An online services update has now been set up on the website so you can easily see known issues and enhancements and find out when they will be done, as well as get answers to commonly asked questions and provide feedback.

For example, some priorities over the next month are:

  • application forms for items 21–23 and 25 will be available online by 19 September 2014. In the interim, a downloadable form is available for these item numbers
  • users will see all submitted applications and their status on a single page from 2 September 2014
  • users will see all applications, both submitted and in progress, on a single page from 20 September 2014.


Face-to-face training for our online services will be held in Canberra on 18 September 2014. This training will focus solely on making online applications, and using the decision tree and other IT systems.

In addition, online eLearning for both the decision tree and the online application will be available on 14 September 2014.

Thank you for your patience as we improve our systems and please continue to provide feedback on our online services.

2014 Nanotechnology Regulation Symposium—registrations now open

The APVMA is hosting a Nanotechnology Regulation Symposium in Canberra on 28 October 2014 and registrations are now open.

The symposium will host a range of leading national guest speakers and experts on nanotechnology and its application to agricultural and veterinary medicines. It will provide industry and regulators with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information about the future regulation and registration of nanopesticides and veterinary nanomedicines.

The APVMA will publish a draft nanotechnology report in late September 2014 which will provide a basis for discussion at the symposium.

Australian Government consultation on control measures for the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern closes soon

The Australian Government is calling for public submissions on draft policy options to reduce national security risks posed by 84 chemicals that can be used to make toxic weapons. This consultation is being managed through the Attorney-General’s Department and is not related to any APVMA reviews of chemical registrations under the Agvet Code.

The public consultation closes on 27 August 2014.Go to or email for more information.

Help and assistance

Reminder—open for public consultation

The APVMA is currently seeking comment on:


Advice Summaries published since last issue are listed below. For a complete list and further information, please refer to the Advice Summaries content on our website.

  • Eurochem Kresta Strobilurin 500 WG Fungicide
  • Bioplus 2B
  • Bronco MA-X Herbicide
  • Roban Rodenticide Grain Bait
  • Canopy Insecticide
  • Radisson 100 Insecticide
  • Genfarm Sulfosulfuron 750 WG Herbicide
  • Tecto Flowable SC Fungicide
  • Expedite Insecticide
  • Sodium 2-Methoxy-5-Nitrophenolate
  • Sodium 2-Nitrophenolate
  • Gramoxone 360 Pro Herbicide
  • Drive Xl Herbicide
  • Dupont Altacor Insecticide
  • Amgrow Patrol Fixant Advanced Ant Control Bait
  • Disco WG Fungicide
  • Mortein Fly & Mosquito Killer Fast Knockdown Low Allergenic
  • Sodium 4-Nitrophenolate
  • Sharpen WG Herbicide
  • Movento 240 SC Insecticide

Application Summaries are updated weekly. For a complete list, please refer to the Application Summaries content on our website.

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