The AVA works with members on submissions to local, state and federal governments. This is a chance for AVA members to help shape policies which affect the veterinary profession. See below for the latest submissions, and to have your say.



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The Victorian Government is developing new animal welfare legislation to modernise the current legislation that has been in effect for over 30 years.
The AVA was pleased to contribute a submission at the Victorian government's request for feedback to assist the reform of Victoria’s biosecurity legislation.
Ahead of the Federal Government's October budget, the AVA has released it's pre-budget submission calling for HECS debt forgiveness for graduates working in rural and regional areas.
The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) began a review of AVBC’s Day One Competencies (D1Cs) (previously known as AVBC Attributes of Veterinary Graduates).
The TGA has made the interim decision to not amend the existing Schedule 5 entry for lidocaine "in injectable preparations containing 2 per cent or less of lidocaine when packaged in a container with a tamper resistant cartridge which can only be dispensed through a rubber ring applicator for tail docking and castration of lambs, or castration of calves" It is the AVA’s view that the Committee and Delegate have based their decision on a number of misconceptions.