10 November 2020

This event aimed to ensure that the Departments of Health, and Foreign Affairs and Trade consult widely on the implementation of Phase 2 of the kava pilot, which would allow the commercial importation of kava into Australia for non-therapeutic purposes.


The Prime Minister announced the kava pilot in October 2019, and it is due to be implemented by the end of 2021. A public consultation paper on Phase 2 of the pilot was opened for comment between March and May this year, but further consultation is needed to ensure that all stakeholders have had the opportunity to comment.

Who should attend

Community and health organisations with an interest in the effects that kava importation may have on the Australian community.

Webinar details

  • When: Wednesday 4 November 2020
  • Time: 2 - 4 pm
  • Location: Online



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