The Plant Health Committee supports National Biosecurity Council by providing strategic policy, technical and regulatory advice on plant biosecurity matters. It also guides a range of organisations through the establishment of national standards, and facilitates a consistent national approach to legislative outcomes and standards within the plant biosecurity sector.
PHC is primarily concerned with improving biosecurity for Australia’s plant production industries and contributing to safe domestic and international trade. PHC’s membership comprises representatives from the Australian Government, state and territory governments, PHA, CSIRO, and the Research Priority Coordination Committee. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand, the Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity (CRCNPB), and the Australian Plague Locust Commission have observer status.