Cutting-edge biotechnology, mainly consisting of gene editing, gene drives and gene synthesis, is developing and changing rapidly. This report examines the overall planning and governance of biotechnology around the world.
This review was commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries after the detection of a Queensland Fruit Fly in Auckland’s North Shore in February 2019 and was conducted by Australia’s newly-appointed Inspector-General of Biosecurity, Rob Delane.
This guide has been developed with the support of the Institute of Directors and is designed to assist directors, executives and business owners understand their responsibilities in relation to food safety and to improve food safety culture in their businesses.
A key outcome of ‘Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities through Engagement: A Focus on Biosecurity Threats’ extension project was to socialise the Aboriginal and Maori Indigenous Engagement Models in their respective countries to audiences either responding to a biosecurity incursion or directly impacted by the...
This report highlights the importance of Australia’s effective and successful plant and animal biosecurity systems and border protection services to our wellbeing and economy, and adds a further perspective on new and emerging threats that need to be addressed.
Biosecurity 2025 is a partnership between people, organisations, Māori, and central, local and regional government. Its aim is to make our biosecurity system more resilient and future-focused to protect our taonga and New Zealand from pests and diseases.
The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.