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The industry-centric birth of a biosecurity law

Strong biosecurity is essential for conservation but the biosecurity law passed by the Senate shows we have a long way to go before the environment is given sufficient weight.

Danger: quarantine area

Seeking Accountability in Biosecurity

The Biosecurity Bill is set to pass the Federal Parliament in weeks, but widely supported independence and accountability measures have been abandoned.

Biosecurity Bill, take two: little has changed

The reintroduction of the federal Biosecurity Bill by the Abbott Government in November feels a lot like ground hog day. Apart from some minor technical improvements it is almost a replica of the one introduced by the former Labor Government back in 2012.

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Submission to exposure draft of the Biosecurity Bill – Oct 2012

As a replacement for the century-old Quarantine Act 1908, the Biosecurity Bill 2012 represents a rare opportunity to bolster Australia’s capacity to protect the environment from invasive species, a major cause of extinctions, declines and degradation. Download using the link below the 65-page submission prepared with 18 other environment groups, or download the brief summary paper.