Biosecurity

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Report

Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in particular with respect to foot-and-mouth disease and varroa mite

In this inquiry report, the Committee recommends that the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry review its food import risk frameworks to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that decisions under the frameworks are accelerated where required.
Report

Preparing Australia: designing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

This report argues for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control - to bring together the various elements of health protection and promotion into one organisation.
Discussion paper

Role and functions of an Australian Centre for Disease Control: consultation paper – November 2022

This discussion paper outlines the draft mission and purpose statements for an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC). It includes an outline of its potential scope of functions, examples of how it could improve public health in Australia, and principles guiding its design.
Report

'Deep roots': agriculture, national security and nation-building in northern Australia

This report offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the various components that make up and influence the vast and complex agriculture industry network in northern Australia. The report also examines biosecurity vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies for those vulnerabilities and their strategic and national security implications.
Strategy

National biosecurity strategy 2022-2032

The task for Australia’s biosecurity system is becoming increasingly complex, creating new challenges for governments, industry and other stakeholders in protecting Australia’s biosecurity status. This strategy document outlines a collective vision for Australia’s future biosecurity system.
Report

Averting extinctions: the case for strengthening Australia’s threat abatement system

This report by five national conservation groups warns that Australia faces an avalanche of imminent extinctions requiring policy and regulatory responses and restoration programs which strengthen the threat abatement system.
Report

Human biosecurity for international air travellers during COVID-19

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of human biosecurity for international air travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Environmental biosecurity risk assessment for conservation areas

This report describes risk assessment tools to address key challenges in identifying effective and broadly supported biosecurity measures among conservation co-managers and stakeholders.
Report

The Mycoplasma bovis programme

This review captures lessons learned during the biosecurity response to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak and subsequent eradication programme and makes recommendations to further prepare the biosecurity system for any future animal disease incursions.
Report

Confidence testing for at-border delivery of critical human biosecurity functions – Ruby Princess cruise ship incident

This review examines the level of confidence that can be had in Agriculture’s management of the Vessels Pathway to deliver critical human biosecurity functions at the Australian border.
Report

Biotechnology and security threats: national responses and prospects for international cooperation

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.
Technical report

Estimating trading partner exposure risk to new pests or diseases

In this report, the authors propose a pragmatic method that integrates border interceptions, trade data, pest occurrence records and climate suitability models to estimate the exposure risk of potential and current trading partners obtaining a new high threat pest or disease.
Strategy

Australia’s biosecurity future

This report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and the system changes that can be made to get there.
Report

Evaluating the health of Australia's biosecurity system

This report represents the outcomes of the first phase of a multi-year project designed to develop a rigorous method that can be used repeatedly to evaluate the health of the national biosecurity system against agreed performance criteria using appropriate performance indicators.
Report

Independent Assurance Review of New Zealand’s biosecurity international border defences for passenger and mail pathways

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.
Report

Current land based farming systems research and future challenges

This report identifies global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand’s science and innovation system.
Guide

Food safety: good governance guide for directors, executives and business owners

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.
Report

Weapons of mass (economic) destruction: rethinking biosecurity in Australia

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.
Discussion paper

Consultation on an Electronic Travel Authority: discussion paper

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.
Report

Building resilience in Indigenous communities through engagement: a focus on biosecurity threats

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...
Report

Biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia: final report

This inquiry was concerned with the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia.
Report

Biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia

This Senate Committee report looks at the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia.
Policy report

Safe keeping - inquiry into the biosecurity of Australian honey bees

Bees play a vital role in food production through pollination. This report explores threats to the bee industry.
Strategy

Biosecurity 2025: Direction statement for New Zealand’s biosecurity system

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.