Just before Mother’s Day every year millions of flowers from across the world flood in to Australia. It is one of the most dangerous days on our calendar.
Decisions on imports are likely to be biased by trade considerations while they are made by the head of the agricultural department.
International trade contributes to “a prosperous, sustainable Australia providing opportunity for all”, says the Australian Government’s trade policy. Undoubtedly so. But international trade also provides opportunity for invasive organisms, which undermine Australia’s prosperity and sustainability. There is inherent conflict between free trade and biosecurity, and ISC shares concerns with many farmers that biosecurity policy can…