Annual Report 2017-18—Index

A
Accelerated Regulatory Science Training Program 2, 5, 36, 38, 43
accountability 70–1 see also corporate governance and management
accountable authority 11, 22, 60
acronyms and abbreviations 112
actives 35, 40
Administrative Appeals Tribunal 43, 72
Adverse Experience Reporting Program 42, 71
advertising and market research 69
agency resourcing statement 79
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 v, 8, 9, 60, 71
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code 3, 8, 26, 43, 70, 74
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 8
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 8–9
Agricultural competitiveness white paper reform s 5, 14, 23, 28–9, 43, 46, 50, 55, 78, 81
agvet chemicals see chemicals
Agvet Code see Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code
aims and objectives 23, 35, 46 see also roles and functions
ANAO see Australian National Audit Office
annual performance statement

accountable authority statement

22

results against performance criteria

see performance
antifouling paint guideline 50
antimicrobial resistance 37
applications

fast-track pilot

50

fees and levies

15

guidance material for applicants

3, 5, 21, 46, 50

performance summary

35–6

pre-application assistance

35, 46, 53, 56

reporting obligations

70–1

statistics

5, 35

systems improvements

47, 50

timeliness

2, 3, 5, 32, 35, 36, 40–1, 54

use of international assessments

3, 36, 44–5, 56
Armidale NSW, relocation to 3–4, 23–7

Armidale offices

3, 16, 23, 25

consultancies

81

digital strategy

3, 5, 16, 23, 27

funding

23, 27, 78

Government Policy Order

3, 16

Relocation Program Board

3, 5, 24, 25, 61

risk management

28

staff at Armidale

5, 15, 16, 26

staff survey on intentions to relocate

26
Armidale Relocation Advisory Committee 3, 5, 24, 61, 65–6
assessment performance 35–6, 44

independent review of

2, 5, 36, 41, 46, 55

internal quality framework

53–4
see also applications; performance; registration
Audit Committee 60, 61, 62–3
Auditor-General see Australian National Audit Office
audits by APVMA 48, 49 see also compliance activities
audits of APVMA

ANAO audits

53–5, 71, 72

of financial statements

80, 82–3
AusTender 81
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code 67
Australian Information Commissioner 72
Australian Manufacturers’ Licensing Scheme 63
see also Manufacturers’ Licensing Scheme Industry Liaison Committee
Australian National Audit Office

APVMA financial statements audit report

80, 82–3

APVMA operations audit

53–5, 71, 72
B
Barton, Mary 37
biotechnology 54
business operating mode l 4, 16, 23, 26, 36, 53, 65
business processes 16, 29, 36, 50–4, 56
see also Agricultural competitiveness white paper reforms;
digital strategy; Strategy 1: Transform our business
C
Canberra office 3, 5, 15, 16, 23
Case Management and Administration Unit 51
chemicals

approvals

2, 35

APVMA performance

35–6, 40

APVMA regulatory role

8, 9, 20

compliance

46, 48–9

international assessments

3, 36, 44–5, 56

reconsiderations

40

registrations

35, 37, 50

safety issues

42

unregistered

48
see also applications; products
Chief Executive Officer

appointment

16

role

10, 11

statutory officer

60

summary and outlook

2–4
Chief Regulatory Scientist 13, 53
client service approach 46–56

service charter

51, 71
committees 60–1
Commonwealth fraud control guidelines v, 70
Commonwealth Ombudsman 72
Commonwealth procurement guidelines 81
communication 3, 31, 32 see also consultative processes; guidance material for industry
complaints handling 5, 51
compliance activities

performance

46, 48–9

timeframes

40–1, 54
conferences, seminars and workshops 31, 37, 38, 39, 50, 68–9
conflict of interest declarations

Audit Committee

63

MLSILC

64
consultancies 81
consultative processes 24, 25, 31, 32, 44, 51, 53, 67 see also stakeholder engagement
contracts 81
corporate Commonwealth entity status of APVMA 9, 60
corporate governance and management 55, 60–74

committees

60–6

executive management and structure

10–13
corporate plan 20, 21, 60

performance against

see performance
corporate profile 8
corporate strategies see strategies
cost-recovery practices 34
Croft, Lisa 4, 11
CSIRO 36, 38
Currie, Dwayne 13
customer service

client service approach

46–56

service charter

51, 71
D
decision-making see Strategy 2: Deliver high-quality decision-making
declarations of interest

Audit Committee

63

MLSILC

64
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 3, 30, 37, 67
Department of Health 37, 67
Department of the Environment and Energy 67
Deputy Chief Executive Officers 3–4, 5, 10, 11–12, 24
Deputy Prime Minister 8
digital strategy 3, 5, 16, 23, 27
diplomas in regulatory science 2, 5, 36, 38, 43
disability reporting 73
E
ecologically sustainable development 74
ECONet 74
education campaigns 48
education in regulatory science 2, 5, 36, 38, 43
efficacy contestability pilot 47
emergency permits 40, 44
emerging technologies 37
employees see staff
enabling legislation 8–9
enforcement activities 48 see also compliance activities
Enforcement Committee 61
enquiries 51
enterprise agreement 61
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 74
environmental performance 74
environmental scientific assessment advice 67
equity 14, 80
ethical standards 62
Executive Directors 10, 12–13
Executive Leadership Team 11, 61
executive management and structure 10–13
expenditure 79–80
export certificates 35
external scrutiny 43, 71–2
F
fast-track pilot (registration pathways) 50
finance law compliance 14
financial performance 14, 78–81

cost base and model

34

financial sustainability plan

5, 23, 34
financial statements 80, 85–109
Fox, Amy 4, 12
fraud control 70
functions of APVMA see roles and functions
funding 14, 23, 27, 34, 46, 78
G
General Counsel 13
glossary 113–14
governance structure 55, 60–7 see also corporate governance and management
Government Policy Orders 3, 16
guidance material for APVMA employees 62 see also staff: training and development
guidance material for industry 3, 5, 45, 46, 50, 67

level of satisfaction with

44, 52
H
Hartsuyker, Luke 8, 16
Health and Safety Committee 72 see also work health and safety
human resources see staff
I
imports

consents

35

live microorganisms

38

monitoring

48

unregistered chemicals

48
income 14, 78
information and communications technology

business process support

16, 27, 56

digital strategy

3, 5, 16, 23, 27

legacy systems

56

strategic plan

27, 56
innovations (‘world firsts’) 2
insecticides 2 see also pesticides
instructional material see guidance material
international assessments 3, 36, 44–5, 56
international engagement 2, 23, 33, 37, 43, 67–9
J
Joyce, Barnaby 8
judicial decisions 71–2
K
knowledge management 23, 29
L
legislative framework

enabling Acts

8–9

for levy imposition and collection

14
letter of transmittal v
levies 14, 78, 80
Littleproud, David 8, 25
live microorganisms 38
location of staff 3, 5, 15, 16, 23
Lutze, Jason 12
M
macrolide 40
Major Projects Board 28, 51, 55, 61
management and accountability see corporate governance and management
Manufacturers’ Licensing Scheme Industry Liaison Committee 63–5
manufacturing audits and licensing 49, 63
market research 69
ministerial directions 9, 16
ministers responsible 8
mission statement ix
monitoring and enforcement activities see compliance activities
N
nanotechnology 54
National Disability Strategy 2010–20 73
National Registration Scheme for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals 8
new technologies 54
noncompliance see compliance activities
Norden, Alan 13
notifiable variations 35
O
OECD 2, 33, 68

guidelines

47
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner reviews 72
offices of APVMA see Armidale NSW, relocation to; Canberra office
Ombudsman 72
operating reserve 80
operational plan 20, 22, 60
organisational efficiency see Agricultural competitiveness
white paper reforms; business processes
organisational structure 10
outcome 1, 21, 80
outlook 4
outreach 38
Overseas Good Manufacturing Practice Scheme 63
P
Parker, Chris 11, 16 see also Chief Executive Officer
parliamentary committees 71
People strategy 26 see also staff
performance

accountable authority statement

22

corporate governance and management

60–74

environmental

74

financial

14

highlights

5

Strategy 1: Transform our business

5, 23–34

Strategy 2: Deliver high-quality decision-making

5, 35–45

Strategy 3: Reduce the regulatory burden

5, 46–56

summaries and explanations

2–4, 23–4, 35–6, 46
performance measurement and reporting 20–1
permits 35, 40, 44
personnel see staff
pesticides 2, 8, 21, 35, 38, 40, 54 see also chemicals
plans and planning

compliance plan

48

corporate and operational plans

20–1, 60

financial planning

5, 23, 34

fraud control plan

70

ICT strategic plans

27, 56

risk management framework

70

workforce planning

23, 26
policies (corporate) see guidance material for APVMA employees
polihexanide 40
Portfolio Budget Statements 21, 22, 79

performance against

see performance
portfolio membership 8
powers of APVMA 8–9, 11 see also roles and functions
pre-application assistance 35, 46, 53, 56
PricewaterhouseCoopers Revenue Modelling—Fees Analysis review 34
Prime Minister 8
privacy 71
Privacy Act 1988 71
procurement 81
products

applications

see applications

APVMA performance

35–6, 40

APVMA regulatory role

8, 9, 20, 37

compliance

46, 48–9

fees and levies

15

registrations

35, 37, 50

safety issues

42

unregistered

48
see also chemicals
public consultation see consultative processes; stakeholder engagement
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 v, 9, 14, 16, 22, 60
public sector values 62
Public Service Act 1999 15
purchasing 81
purpose statement 8, 20
Q
quality framework 53–4
R
records management 74
recruitment 3, 16, 23, 26
Reeves, Phil 13
registration 2, 8–9

activities (statistics)

35

adjustments to registrations

42

fees and levies

14

international workshare arrangements

37

process improvements

50

timeliness

54
see also applications
Registration Quality Committee 47, 61
Regulator Performance Framework 20, 60
regulatory burden reduction see Strategy 3: Reduce the regulatory burden
regulatory decision-making see applications; Strategy 2: Deliver high-quality decision-making
regulatory frameworks 30, 37, 38, 54
regulatory obligations (APVMA) 3, 26, 70–1
regulatory performance see performance
regulatory science

projects

37–8, 46, 50–1

Science Quality Committee

37, 47

seminar series

39
see also Agricultural competitiveness white paper reforms
regulatory scientists

Chief Regulatory Scientist

13

international engagement

33, 67–9

network

54

training

2, 5, 36, 38, 43
related entity transactions 67
relocation see Armidale NSW, relocation to
Relocation Program Board 3, 5, 24, 25, 61
reporting obligations 70–1, 73
retention of staff see staff
revenue 14, 78, 80

financial modelling

34
risk management

corporate

23, 28, 61, 62, 70

in regulatory activities

28, 44, 48–9, 51, 53

for relocation

28
roles and functions

APVMA

8–9

CEO

10, 11
see also aims and objectives
Ruston, Anne 8
S
science regulatory see regulatory science
Science Quality Committee 37, 47, 61
seminars see conferences seminars and workshops
Senate committee inquiries 71
senior executives 10–13
Senior Leadership Team 61
senior management committees 60–1
separations of staff see staff
service charters 51, 71
significant activities and changes 5, 16
Smith, Bob 12
social media 31, 45
staff

enterprise agreement

61

ethical standards

62

guidance material for

62

health and wellbeing

72–3

locations

3, 5, 15, 16, 23

People strategy

26

profile

15

recruitment

3, 16, 23, 26

retention and separation

3, 15

senior executives

10–13

survey on intentions to relocate

26

training and development

29, 36, 38, 39, 43

work health and safety

72–3

workforce planning

23, 26
Staff Consultative Committee 61
stakeholder engagement 3, 31–3, 44, 45, 56, 67

APVMA service charter

51, 71

stakeholder satisfaction survey

3, 5, 23, 32, 44, 69
statutory officer 60
Stirloch Group Pty Ltd 25
strategies 20–1 see also plans and planning
Strategy 1: Transform our business

performance highlights

5

performance statement

23–34
Strategy 2: Deliver high-quality decision-making

performance highlights

5

performance statement

35–45
Strategy 3: Reduce the regulatory burden

performance highlights

5

performance statement

46–56
structure see organisational structure
subsidiaries 69
symposia see conferences seminars and workshops
T
tendering see procurement
timeframes and timeliness 2, 3, 5, 32, 35, 36, 40–1, 54
Turnbull, Malcolm 8
U
University of New England 36, 38
unregistered products 48
V
values 62
veterinary medicines 8, 21, 35, 54 see also chemicals; products
VICH 2, 33, 68
vision statement ix
W
website 38, 45, 50, 51

audit and review

52

feedback from users

52

usage

44

visits

31, 45
white paper reforms see Agricultural competitiveness white paper reforms
work health and safety 72–3
Work Health and Safety Committee 61
work instructions see guidance material for APVMA employees
work practices see business processes
workforce planning 23, 26 see also staff
workshare arrangements with overseas regulatory agencies 37
workshops see conferences, seminars and workshops
‘world firsts’ 2

 

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