When misused, pesticides pose a serious risk to our health and safety, and to the environment that surrounds us all.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Strengthen the Pest Control Products Act to better protect our health, wildlife, and the environment.
- Align with world-leading approaches to transparency when reassessing pesticides already on the market and increase opportunities for independent scientists to have input into the decision-making process.
- Invest in further government and independent science, including on water and soil monitoring and on the cumulative effects of multiple pesticides on health and the environment.
- Ensure that the impacts of pesticides on wildlife are fully considered, and support food producers who choose alternative pest management approaches that reduce the need for chemical pesticides.