Archive | 2015

Seeking Accountability in Biosecurity

The Biosecurity Bill is set to pass the Federal Parliament in weeks, but widely supported independence and accountability measures have been abandoned.

Biosecurity megatrends and megashocks

A virulent rust attack decimating native plants and governments abandoning environmental biosecurity are just two frightening scenarios envisaged by a new CSIRO report.

Biosecurity Bill, take two: little has changed

The reintroduction of the federal Biosecurity Bill by the Abbott Government in November feels a lot like ground hog day. Apart from some minor technical improvements it is almost a replica of the one introduced by the former Labor Government back in 2012.