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.
The Biosecurity Bill is set to pass the Federal Parliament in weeks, but widely supported independence and accountability measures have been abandoned.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
A submission by the Invasive Species Council to the Senate inquiry into the Biosecurity Bill 2014 and endorsed by 27 other environmental groups.
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.