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Skin secretions produced by smooth newts could prove deadly to native birds in Melbourne’s suburbs. Photo: John Beniston (CC BY-SA 3.0)

NEBRA: Are our best defences only paper thin?

Our CEO Andrew Cox has been digging deep into Australia’s response mechanisms to dangerous new environmental invaders, and the results should rattle us all.

Browsing ants: an environmental time bomb

Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of invasive browsing ants, an environmental time bomb if they have escaped eradication efforts in Darwin.

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Submission to the Review of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA)

Submitted: March 2017
This submission seeks the automatic triggering of NEBRA for priority organisms, majority instead of consensus decision-making, an emergency response fund, meaningful involvement of environmental stakeholders and environment departments, increased transparency, application of the precautionary principle and removal of the requirement for eradications to be cost beneficial.