Media Releases



09 June 2021

APVMA performance improvement sustained

The latest APVMA performance statistics show recent improvements in timeliness at the regulator have been sustained. The performance report for the March 2021 quarter shows […]

01 March 2021

Review Panel needs to focus on future vision for agvet chemical regulation

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) has provided a submission on behalf of the animal health industry on the Draft Final Report of the Independent Review of […]

24 February 2021

APVMA shows sustained timeframe performance improvement

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has undertaken a significant amount of hard work to maintain performance following the relocation of the independent […]

17 November 2020

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Ensuring Responsible and Judicious Use of Antimicrobials

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA), as the peak association representing the animal health industry in Australia, promotes the responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) […]

09 October 2020

APVMA CEO Appointment

Animal Medicines Australia’s Executive Director Ben Stapley has welcomed the appointment of Ms Lisa Croft as the CEO of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines […]

28 August 2020

Reforming the Agvet chemicals regulatory system

The Matthews Review offers a once in a decade opportunity to ensure animal health and welfare outcomes continue to improve in Australia. Submissions in response […]

07 August 2020

International Cat Day 8 August – Meow is the time to celebrate our Cats

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that pets can be a great source of comfort and joy. Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) is encouraging cat owners to […]

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24 April 2020

Veterinarians providing frontline care to pets and livestock

World Veterinary Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the work undertaken by veterinarians around the world. Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia, Ben Stapley, said […]

27 March 2020

Supporting food safety, security and animal health and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic

Animal Medicines Australia and its members, the leaders in Australia’s animal health industry, are continuing to work to maintain uninterrupted supply of veterinary medicines and animal health products. “Our member’s products increase livestock productivity by up to 15%. Across all sectors, this amounts to an additional $2.7 billion dollars in production each year and an additional 10,000 jobs[1],““ said Animal Medicines Australia’s Executive Director, Mr Ben Stapley.

24 March 2020

Veterinary medicines essential for food safety and animal welfare

Veterinary medicines are essential to protect animal health and welfare, for food safety and to limit the spread of zoonotic disease.
Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) Executive Director Ben Stapley today called on all levels of Government to ensure that the manufacture, distribution and transport of veterinary medicines can continue uninterrupted.
Mr Stapley urged Governments to ensure that access to animal health products would continue throughout any further potential measures introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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