Submission to Future directions for Tasmanian biosecurity legislation

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A joint submission by the Invasive Species Council and the Tasmanian Conservation Trust to the Future Directions statement: Future Direction for a new Contemporary Biosecurity Legislative Framework.

The submission welcomes the prominent references to protection of the environment, the emphasis on risk-based decision-making and the inclusion of transparency mechanisms. It urges that greater emphasis be placed on prevention and on the precautionary principle and that specific objects be included in the Bill relating to environmental protection, and to educating, engaging and supporting the community in fulfilling their general biosecurity obligations.

The submission was prepared in December 2016.

 

 

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