Global Category: risks & pathways

Submission to import risk analysis review – Sep 2014

A submission to the review of the import risk analysis process by the Department of Agriculture conducted between July and September 2014. The submission argues that a systematic risk-based approach be used to determine priorities for future import risk analyses and that the process could be improved through greater independence, better use of environmental expertise and the precautionary principle and an extended appeals process.

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Submission to the Senate inquiry into new invasive species – Sep 2014

This submission to the Senate inquiry into the arrival and establishment of new invasive species impacting on the Australian environment shows that Australia has suffered major losses due to invasive species. It provides data and case studies that indicate ongoing, serious, and systemic flaws in environmental biosecurity and makes recommendations to strengthen environmental biosecurity to prevent the flow of new invasive species that have deadly consequences for the Australian environment.

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Feral Cat

What are invasive species?

Our Work Invasive species include pest animals like feral cats and foxes, introduced marine pests, weeds, diseases, fungi and parasites, as well as insects from

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Myrtle rust infecting Agonis flexuosa. Photo: NSW Department of Industry & Innovation

Myrtle rust

In April 2010 a new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia’s ecology was detected in NSW. Australia was caught off-guard in responding to this new incursion.

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Fire ants. Photo: Mikhail Vasilyev | Unsplash

Invasive ants

People, wildlife, agriculture, infrastructure – no aspect of our lives is safe from the destructive power of invasive ants now found in Australia.

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Feral Cat

Cats in Australia

Cat-lover or not, none of us can escape the devastating impacts feral and roaming cats are having on Australia’s wildlife.

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Submission to import risk analysis review – Sep 2014

A submission to the review of the import risk analysis process by the Department of Agriculture conducted between July and September 2014. The submission argues that a systematic risk-based approach be used to determine priorities for future import risk analyses and that the process could be improved through greater independence, better use of environmental expertise and the precautionary principle and an extended appeals process.

Read More »

Submission to the Senate inquiry into new invasive species – Sep 2014

This submission to the Senate inquiry into the arrival and establishment of new invasive species impacting on the Australian environment shows that Australia has suffered major losses due to invasive species. It provides data and case studies that indicate ongoing, serious, and systemic flaws in environmental biosecurity and makes recommendations to strengthen environmental biosecurity to prevent the flow of new invasive species that have deadly consequences for the Australian environment.

Read More »
Feral Cat

What are invasive species?

Our Work Invasive species include pest animals like feral cats and foxes, introduced marine pests, weeds, diseases, fungi and parasites, as well as insects from

Read More »
Myrtle rust infecting Agonis flexuosa. Photo: NSW Department of Industry & Innovation

Myrtle rust

In April 2010 a new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia’s ecology was detected in NSW. Australia was caught off-guard in responding to this new incursion.

Read More »
Fire ants. Photo: Mikhail Vasilyev | Unsplash

Invasive ants

People, wildlife, agriculture, infrastructure – no aspect of our lives is safe from the destructive power of invasive ants now found in Australia.

Read More »
Feral Cat

Cats in Australia

Cat-lover or not, none of us can escape the devastating impacts feral and roaming cats are having on Australia’s wildlife.

Read More »

Submission to import risk analysis review – Sep 2014

A submission to the review of the import risk analysis process by the Department of Agriculture conducted between July and September 2014. The submission argues that a systematic risk-based approach be used to determine priorities for future import risk analyses and that the process could be improved through greater independence, better use of environmental expertise and the precautionary principle and an extended appeals process.

Read More »

Submission to the Senate inquiry into new invasive species – Sep 2014

This submission to the Senate inquiry into the arrival and establishment of new invasive species impacting on the Australian environment shows that Australia has suffered major losses due to invasive species. It provides data and case studies that indicate ongoing, serious, and systemic flaws in environmental biosecurity and makes recommendations to strengthen environmental biosecurity to prevent the flow of new invasive species that have deadly consequences for the Australian environment.

Read More »
Feral Cat

What are invasive species?

Our Work Invasive species include pest animals like feral cats and foxes, introduced marine pests, weeds, diseases, fungi and parasites, as well as insects from

Read More »
Myrtle rust infecting Agonis flexuosa. Photo: NSW Department of Industry & Innovation

Myrtle rust

In April 2010 a new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia’s ecology was detected in NSW. Australia was caught off-guard in responding to this new incursion.

Read More »
Fire ants. Photo: Mikhail Vasilyev | Unsplash

Invasive ants

People, wildlife, agriculture, infrastructure – no aspect of our lives is safe from the destructive power of invasive ants now found in Australia.

Read More »
Feral Cat

Cats in Australia

Cat-lover or not, none of us can escape the devastating impacts feral and roaming cats are having on Australia’s wildlife.

Read More »

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