Objective 1: Clear governance for antimicrobial resistance initiatives

Objective One of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy – 2020 and Beyond establishes the national governance arrangements and how we will work together to combat AMR.

While the Australian Government continues to lead a coordinated national response, we all have a role to play to reduce AMR. Being clear about governance and expectations will help us to understand our roles.

Why is this important?

Reducing AMR is a shared responsibility across public and private sectors in Australia in the fields of human and animal health, agriculture, food and the environment.

The urgent challenge of AMR requires commitment to action from all sectors. Action plans will guide responses and help to measure success.

View the full details of Objective One of the National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond, including specific priority areas of action.

What are we doing?

The Antimicrobial Resistance Governance Group (ARGG):

  • oversees the implementation of the National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond
  • provides national coordination and linkages between sectors
  • advises the Australian Government on AMR issues and actions to reduce AMR.

The ARGG reports every two years on Australia's progress. This report is publicly available.

Australia's First National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015-2019 Progress Report highlights progress by public and private organisations over the first two years as well as challenges and gaps to be addressed.

The Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR (ASTAG):

  • develops and provides expert advice for the Australian Government on AMR-related issues
  • includes members across the One Health sectors
  • is co-chaired by the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer.

Find out more about what partners from across Australia are doing to support Objective One of the National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond.

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Last updated: 
12 August 2020