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Happy Birthday PHA! 21 years of improving national biosecurity outcomes

April 29, 2021

April 2021 marks 21 years of improving national biosecurity outcomes through partnerships for Plant Health Australia (PHA). To celebrate this milestone, we cast our eye back on the lifetime of the company and the shared partnerships and member support that has contributed to the success of PHA. More

Message from the CEO April 2021

April 12, 2021

The first 90 days of 2021 have been busy for us at PHA, notably marked by the release of our Mid-Year Performance Report in February and our well-attended Annual Operational Plan member webinar in March.

The first three months of this year have also brought severe weather events, with primary producers in far north Queensland dealing with tropical cyclone Niran in February, followed by storms, torrential rain and floods in southern Queensland and the New South Wales border in March. More

Increasing emergency response capability in the Apple Isle

April 8, 2021

In March, PHA’s Biosecurity and Emergency Management Training Manager, Matt Chifley, and Project Officer, Lucy Aukett, delivered Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD) awareness and industry liaison (IL) officer training in Tasmania.

The EPPRD awareness training – part of the National Emergency Plant Pest Training Program – was delivered in Hobart on day one to staff from Biosecurity Tasmania. More