National Biosecurity Committee discussion paper

June 25, 2015

The Australian, state and territory governments are looking at ways to improve how they manage the effect of established pests and diseases of national significance on our economy, environment and way of life.

The National Biosecurity Committee (NBC) has released a discussion paper that seeks to gain the views of industry, community groups and the general public about a new policy approach to managing established pests and diseases of national significance.

A set of key principles, recently endorsed by the NBC, underpin the new policy approach. The paper sets out how governments, industry and landholders might work together to tackle these threats, and seeks feedback on the proposal.

The NBC want to hear from anyone with an interest in how these pests and diseases are managed.

The discussion paper, Managing Australia’s approach to established pests and diseases of national significance, and information about how to submit comments, are on the Department of Agriculture’s website.

The consultation process will run until 31 July 2015.