Category: institutional-reform

Invasive species: Where the parties stand at the 2019 Australian election

Invasive species are one of the biggest drivers of environmental loss in Australia, and threaten our native animals and plants more than any other single factor. Analysis by 12 ecologists released earlier this year revealed the extent of the problem. Invasive species are driving more than 80 per cent of our threatened native species towards…

Feral horses and pigs, introduced diseases and fire all threaten the nationally endangered Gouldian finch.

Have we turned the corner?

Australia is made great strides in environmental biosecurity over the past year, but have we turned the corner yet?

Hunt letter supporting EHA

Environment Health Australia

Environmental biosecurity – the protection of our natural environment from harmful exotic weeds, pests and diseases – requires much more attention than it currently receives.

Two government-industry bodies, Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia, have been working for many years to keep crop and livestock industries safe from new invasive species.

That is why we have launched ‘Keeping Nature Safe’, a proposal for the establishment of Environment Health Australia, a national body dedicated to environmental biosecurity. It would bring together major participants in environmental biosecurity, effectively involve the community sector, and foster collaboration in tackling some of Australia ’s most pressing and challenging environmental threats.

Environmental Health Australia would take up the challenge of keeping our incredible natural heritage, native plants and wildlife safe from new and emerging invasive species.

Protect Australia: Federal election priorities 2019

Strengthening environmental biosecurity – stopping new species arriving and establishing and limiting the harm caused by the worst invasive species – must be a priority of the highest order to save Australian species.

Environmental Biosecurity: Best Practice A Guide for Australian Policy-makers

Environmental Biosecurity: Best Practice

March 2017
Our best-practice environmental guide for Australian policy makers shows how we can create a biosecurity system that’s properly aimed at delivering real environmental protection on behalf of all Australians.