Again the proposed joint regulatory agency between Australia and New Zealand – the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) has faltered. There has been discussion with regard to forming this joint agency since the initial agreement was signed between the two Governments in December 2003. The first attempt at establishing ANZTPA was unsuccessful and the second attempt has now also failed to materialise. Will need to wait and see what the future holds with regard to closer liaison between these two regulatory agencies.