Public consultation—changes to publication process for submissions

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is updating our process for handling submissions received in response to formal public consultations conducted under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.

For public consultations starting on or after 2 September 2020, submissions will be published on our website unless:

  • the author requests the submission (or part(s) of it) remain confidential, or
  • we determine it would be unreasonable to publish the submission.

We’ve also introduced a public submission coversheet to be lodged with submissions, which stakeholders can use to specify any parts of their submission they may not want published.

Once a public consultation has concluded we will publish a summary, and a consolidated copy, of submissions received.

Questions about the APVMA’s revised public consultation submission process can be directed to

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