Lampooned for threatening to euthanise actor Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers earlier this year, federal minister Barnaby Joyce has been recognised for defending Australia’s tough quarantine laws.
The reality of government decision making is that ministers are influenced by what they think people want. Once a dangerous new invasive species is widespread and established in Australia, people will demand action, but unfortunately by then it is usually too late to make a real difference. We need governments to act while the problem…
The Australian government has drawn up a hit list of overseas environmental invaders we need to keep out of the country.
It’s official. Invasive species imperil more of Australia’s threatened native species than any other threat.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
The Invasive Species Council supports the development of an interim national priority list of exotic environmental pests and diseases as the first step in developing a more comprehensive list of environmental biosecurity risks for Australia.
A joint response by the Invasive Species Council and the Australian Marine Conservation Society to a government issues paper.