Global Tag: Environment Health Australia

Andrew Cox and Carol Booth with Gregory Andrews, Australia's Threatened Species Commissioner in Canberra.

No excuses left to ignore environmental biosecurity

The Senate inquiry on environmental biosecurity has been useful for revealing gaping holes in Australia’s preparation for new invasive species and flushed out the views of government about our proposal for a dedicated body to prepare for invasive species.

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Environment Health Australia: an essential reform

With a continued high rate of new invasive species arriving and establishing in Australia, it is clear we need a more concerted focus on environmental biosecurity priorities. That is why we have proposed to the Senate inquiry the establishment of a new national body.

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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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