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

The Senate is inquiring into the arrival and establishment of new invasive species impacting on the Australian environment.

This 83-page submission 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. It addresses each of the terms of reference and makes recommendations to strengthen environmental biosecurity to prevent the flow of new invasive species that continue to arrive and establish with deadly consequences for the Australian environment.

Also submitted was a collection of 15 case studies that form an attachment to the primary submission. These detailed case studies consist of examples of 12 recent incursions, 4 high risk potential incursions and one demonstration of the illegal internet plant trade.

Executive summary >> (1.4MB pdf)
Full submission and executive summary >>
(2MB pdf)
Case studies >> (5Mb pdf)

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