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Chapter 1: Summary and outlook

In 2018–19, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has been heavily focused on improving our scientific regulatory capability by streamlining our regulatory services and improving our on-time performance. This has strengthened the position of the APVMA as a world-class regulator of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals.

Finalising the implementation of the Government Policy Order for the APVMA to relocate our operations to Armidale was also a focus for this year. This important milestone is the culmination of three years of sustained effort, providing opportunities to transform the organisation and embed foundational improvements that will support effective and efficient operation for years to come.

We have progressed the delivery of the digital strategy through our Enabling Technologies Program, improving internal systems and processes, and modernising our technology platform.