Submission to proposed framework for a NSW Biosecurity Act prepared in Jun 2104 by the Invasive Species Council, the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators, the National Parks Association of NSW and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW. The submission seeks legal guarantees to promote prevention, better safeguard the public interest, avoid conflicts of interest and ensure accountability.
Environment groups have praised the NSW Government’s new biosecurity framework as a tool for modernising the state’s approach to weeds, pests and feral animals but want more detail on how it will tackle the impacts of these threats on the environment.
In general the government is commended for the development of the biosecurity strategy and the goal of bringing greater attention to environmental biosecurity. The strategy