Objective 7: Governance

Objective Seven of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy aims to ensure that the Australian Government leads a coordinated response to the problem of AMR. 

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

Why is this important?

To combat AMR, we need to ensure that Australia’s actions align with and influence global AMR actions.

View the full details of Objective Seven of the National AMR Strategy 2015–2019, including specific priority areas of action.

What are we doing?

  • The Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Containment (AMRPC) Steering Group oversees the implementation of the National AMR Strategy. It provides advice to the Australian Government on AMR issues and actions to reduce AMR. 
  • The AMRPC Steering Group reports every two years on the National AMR Strategy’s progress. This report is publicly available.
  • The Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR develops and provides expert advice to the AMRPC Steering Group on AMR-related issues. It includes members from a range of settings and is co-chaired by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer.
  • A review of existing regulations will help identify areas where we can make changes to limit the emergence of resistance.
  • The Australian Government Department of Health works closely with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture Resources in a ‘One Health’ approach regarding AMR.

Find out more about what partners from across Australia are doing to support Objective Seven of the National AMR Strategy.

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Last updated: 
31 October 2017