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Stock Medicines Regulation 2010

Staged Repeal

Topic: Policy

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is undertaking a review of the Stock Medicines Regulation 2010.

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What's this about?

The Stock Medicines Regulation 2010 will be repealed on 1 September 2019. At that time, the remade Stock Medicines Regulation 2019 – with amendments – will commence.

The amendments are minor changes to clarify intent, modernise language and remove references to repealed sections of the Stock Medicine Act 1989.

The minor amendments include:

  • the removal of two references to repealed sections of the Stock Medicines Act 1989
  • the removal of seven penalty notices (on-the-spot fines) in favour of court hearings. 

The changes to penalty notices reflect the difficulty for compliance officers deciding whether offences are committed “knowingly” or “intentionally”. Seven penalty notices will be removed in favour of offences being heard in court. This will benefit primary producers, allowing them the opportunity to provide evidence in court for an alleged offence.

We are conscious of the national policy discussions underway for the harmonisation of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals. We will further review NSW stock medicines legislation following the national policy discussions. We will consult with stakeholders as part of this process. 

Have your say

Visit the DPI website for information on how to have your say.

Have your say by 4pm on 10 July 2019.

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