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Owner reimbursement costs published for melon and sweetpotato industries

July 20, 2022

To eradicate or prevent the spread of an emergency plant pest, response plan may require a property to be quarantined, certain crops to be destroyed or a grower to undertake actions that are additional to their normal production practices (such as control measures or a forced fallow). More

Vineyard biosecurity manual released

July 20, 2022

With a combined value of over $3 billion, Australia’s grape and viticulture industries are some of the most valuable horticultural industries in Australia.

Australian grape industries have been fortunate to date in avoiding many of the world’s most devastating grape vine pests and as a result possess some of the oldest vineyards in the world. More

Message from the CEO – July 2022

July 20, 2022

The first six months of 2022 has certainly been jam packed with activity. As we enter the next six months and our new financial year, I really look forward to refocusing and building on our existing activities to support our three strategic priorities under our new five year strategic plan. More

PHA Board meeting 107

July 4, 2022

The Plant Health Australia (PHA) Board met virtually on 28 June 2022 for Board meeting 107. The meeting had the full attendance of the PHA Board, as well as Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Corcoran, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Michael Milne and Jessica Arnold, National Manager Risk and Resilience. More