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Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Page: 6932

Senator McMAHON (Northern Territory) (19:19): he Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority is an important regulator. It regulates agricultural and veterinary chemicals, including medications. We all understand the importance of agriculture. It is vital to Australia—absolutely vital. It produces our food and our fibre, and not just for us but for exports. It is really important that Australia has access to the high-quality chemicals needed to produce the quality food we do.

With respect to the veterinary side of it, being a veterinary surgeon myself, all of the veterinary medications are registered and regulated by the APVMA. Now—

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator McLachlan ): Senator McMahon, I cut you off with great reluctance, but I must obey the standing orders. You'll be in continuance.

Debate interrupted.