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  • Report on review of training for pesticide applications available

    The National Working Party on Pesticide Applications (NWPPA) commissioned John Kent from Charles Sturt University to undertake a “strategic assessment of current and potential revised national training framework(s) for pesticide application that would support the implementation of DRTs (as a mechanism to lower buffer distances), …

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  • International workshop for regulators

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    Spray Drift Risk Assessment: Opportunities for International Harmonisation Brisbane, 17-19 June 2014 The National Working Party on Pesticide Applications (NWPPA) hosted an international workshop for regulators in Brisbane from 17 to 19 June 2014. The workshop was entitled Spray Drift Risk Assessment: Opportunities for International …

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  • APVMA spray drift policy update

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    The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) commenced a review of the spray drift policy in September 2013, as advised at the 2013 NWPPA Annual Meeting. The review is being led by Dave Rumbold, formerly of the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, …

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  • 2014 NWPPA Annual Meeting

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    The 2014 National Working Party for Pesticide Applications (NWPPA) Annual Meeting was held on Thursday 29 May at the Federal Golf Club in Canberra. Dr Donald Ward, Manager, AgVet Chemical (Domestic and International) with the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, provided an update on Council …

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  • Communication strategy

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    As a number of projects are nearing completion, the Executive Committee is mindful of the need to ensure that the results are available for all those who need them. To this end the Executive Committee agreed a Communication Strategy. As part of that Strategy, a …

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  • First-principles review of the APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements

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    Also of relevance to NWPPA members is the current comprehensive first-principles review of the cost recovery arrangements for the APVMA. This review will examine and recommend options to strengthen the financial sustainability, transparency and accountability of the APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements. The review is focused …

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  • Proposed agricultural and veterinary chemicals legislation amendments

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    At the meeting in early January 2014, Ms Stone informed us that the Australian Government is seeking comments on its proposed Amendment Bill. These amendments aim to reform the approval, registration and review of agvet chemicals to improve effectiveness of the regulatory system and reduce …

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  • Meeting of the NWPPA Executive Committee

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    The NWPPA Executive Committee met in Canberra on Thursday 28 November 2013. The meeting gave members the opportunity to hear, first hand, progress on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) review of the Spray Drift Policy, to meet with Ms Trysh Stone, who …

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  • NWPPA Annual Meeting June 2013

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    The 2013 National Working Party on Pesticide Applications was held on 13 June 2013 at the Federal Club Club in Canberra with about 50 industry and government stakeholders attending. The Chair reported on what has been achieved over the past year, what is currently underway …

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