Regulatory Update #281

1 November 2018

Welcome to our Chief Regulatory Scientist: Dr Maggie Hardy

We recently welcomed our Chief Regulatory Scientist, Dr Maggie Hardy.

Dr Hardy is working from Armidale and comes to us from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She has more than a decade of experience in risk management and will lead scientific capability as outlined in our Corporate Plan 2018–2019.

Dr Hardy holds a PhD in Chemistry and Structural Biology from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Entomology, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (United Kingdom) and a Fellow of the Institute for Managers and Leaders (Australia New Zealand).

Maggie said she was looking forward to helping lead an agency whose reputation for independence and evidence based decision making is recognised internationally.

You can read Dr Hardy’s blog on Our science.

Annual Report 2017–2018

Our Annual Report 2017–2018 was tabled in Parliament on 22 October.

The report outlines our achievements over 2017–18 and shows the breadth of work we delivered, the improvements we made to our regulatory operations, and outlines our commitment to continue improving.

It contains information on:

  • achieving four consecutive quarters of improved regulatory performance
  • improving our registration processes with more than 3330 applications finalised
  • commissioning an independent review on our assessment so we can improve our timeframes
  • participating in international fora and being a recognised world-leader in agvet chemical registration
  • investing in our regulator science capabilities with three cohorts graduating with a Diploma of Government (Regulatory Science)
  • enhancing the use of international data to complement our assessments and improve efficiency
  • surveying our applicants to find out how we can improve our services
  • progressing our relocation to Armidale and all the associated projects, including the build of our regulatory centre, enabling technology, and recruitment.

Watch our Armidale office being built

The walls are up, the basement is complete and work is underway on the top floor of our permanent Armidale headquarters.

You can watch the building taking shape with the latest time-lapse footage. The developer has completed the structural steel work for the basement, the in-ground plumbing for the ground floor amenities and the construction ramp for the basement.

View the time-lapse video of the construction.

Learn more about our relocation to Armidale.

New tailored guidance material for the registration of new products containing a new active constituent

We're making registration easier with tailored guidance material that gives you the information you need to lodge the right application, with the right data and supporting evidence to meet APVMA criteria, before entering our online services portal.

The new tailored guidance pathway, I want to register a new product which contains a new active constituent is now available. This complements the following pathways:

By improving applicant guidance material we aim to make the registration process smoother and more efficient.

Learn more about tailored guidance for applicants.

Reminder: Open for public consultation

We are currently seeking input on the following consultations:

Contact us

Our mailing address is:
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

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