June 8, 2016
On 16 June 2016 the new Biosecurity Act 2015 will come into force, thumb replacing the dated Quarantine Act 1908 and enhancing Australia’s defence against potentially damaging biosecurity threats from abroad. Everyone is asked to make sure they’re aware of changes that might affect them when the new legislation takes effect.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, has developed information to help industry prepare for the commencement of the new Act. The following information is available on DAWR website:
- Quarantine Approved Premises and Compliance Agreements
- Installations and petroleum industry
- Shipping industry
- Airports, airlines and aircraft operators
Industry groups are invited to share this information with members and any other interested parties.