With the number of pest and disease threats that could enter our country rapidly growing, last week biosecurity champions from across Australia and overseas came together to form Australia’s first biosecurity collective.
Today’s announcement by federal agriculture minister David Littleproud to establish an office of environmental biosecurity will better prepare Australia to prevent and respond to new harmful pest, weed and disease invasions.
In late 2016 the Invasive Species Council and Island Conservation, working with the local community, began a project on Norfolk Island to better control existing invasive pests and prevent the introduction of new potential pest species. The project had two objectives: Controlling rodents and ants The first was to help the Norfolk Island community protect…
Our case studies of dangerous invasive species that have made it into Australia or are likely to arrive illustrate the need for changes in how Australia prevents the establishment of new invasive species. The case studies are made up of our ‘dirty dozen’, 12 dangerous invasive species that have made it past Australia’s border controls…
Ecologist Nicki de Preu takes a look at changes to South Australia’s declared pests list and a new policy on new and emerging pests.
An audit report looking at NSW biosecurity responses and compliance released this week reveals that NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has been found wanting.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
This submission responds to a request for views on the draft National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) released by Australian national, state and territory governments in May 2019.
Submitted: April 2019
A submission that responds to questions raised in the discussion paper and argues that the biosecurity levy charged on shipping imports proposed in the 2018 federal budget should proceed.