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.
A ground-breaking review of Australia’s national biosecurity system has earned its authors one of this year’s Froggatt Awards.
Australia is made great strides in environmental biosecurity over the past year, but have we turned the corner yet?
The decision to create an office of environmental biosecurity protection is big step forward in protecting Australia’s environment from dangerous new invasive species.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
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.
Submitted: February 2018
The Invasive Species Council provides feedback on the draft statement that was circulated for public comment at the national biosecurity roundtable and the environmental biosecurity roundtable meetings in November 2017.
Submitted: February 2017
The independent review of Australia’s biosecurity recognises that environmental biosecurity needs greater attention. This submission endorsed by 21 other conservation organisations supports the major initiatives relating to environmental biosecurity and improved research, transparency and community engagement.