Submission to Senate inquiry on Biosecurity Bill 2014 – Jan 2015

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As a replacement for the century-old Quarantine Act 1908, the Biosecurity Bill 2014 represents a rare opportunity to bolster Australia’s capacity to protect the environment from invasive species, a major cause of extinctions, declines and degradation. Unfortunately the Bill is limited by inadequate institutional arrangements and deficient decision-making and review processes.

You can see more about the Bill at our Biosecurity Bill 2014 page.

The download link below contains our Submission to the Senate inquiry into the Biosecurity Bill 2014 that commenced in November 2014 and reports on 17 March 2015. It consists of a single document that begins with the five-page submission cover letter explaining the differences between the 2012 and 2014 versions of the Biosecurity Bill and a 65-page submission endorsed by 27 other environmental groups.

Endorsing this submission are:

  • Arid Lands Environment Centre
  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Australian Marine Conservation Society
  • Birdlife Australia
  • Colong Foundation for Wilderness
  • Conservation Council ACT Region
  • Conservation Council South Australia
  • Environment Centre, NT
  • Environment Tasmania
  • Environment Victoria
  • Environmental Justice Australia
  • Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species
  • Island Conservation
  • Island Rescue Australia
  • National Parks Association ACT
  • National Parks Association of NSW
  • National Parks Australia Council
  • Nature Conservation Council NSW
  • Nature Conservation Society of SA
  • Queensland Conservation
  • Queensland National Parks Association
  • Tasmanian National Parks Association
  • Victorian National Parks Association
  • Wildlife Australia
  • Wildlife Queensland
  • WWF – Australia

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