Submissions

Feedback on environmental biosecurity roundtables

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Submitted: March 2018
National environmental biosecurity roundtables were held in 2016 and 2017. A set of eight recommendations are offered to maximise the value of roundtables for participants and to deepen the relationship between government and the community and environmental sector.

Submission to draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2017-22

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Submitted: July 2017
A joint submission to the draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2017-22 by the Invasive Species Council, Queensland Conservation Council and Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. The strategy is broadly endorsed but argues for a greater emphasis on environmental biosecurity and recognition of the limited capacity of the conservation sector.

Submission to draft Tasmanian Biosecurity Bill

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Submitted: June 2017
This submission to the draft Tasmanian biosecurity legislation provides 25 recommendations ranging from suggestions that in environmental biosecurity matters the Environment Minister be consulted through to requiring a general biosecurity duty.

Submission to the Review of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA)

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Submitted: March 2017
This submission seeks the automatic triggering of NEBRA for priority organisms, majority instead of consensus decision-making, an emergency response fund, meaningful involvement of environmental stakeholders and environment departments, increased transparency, application of the precautionary principle and removal of the requirement for eradications to be cost beneficial.