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The January issue of the Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific newsletter is out now.

January 29, 2024

The Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific (PSNAP) allows those working in all aspects of surveillance for plant pests to access and share information. The network was established to strengthen surveillance capacity and capability across the Australasia-Pacific region. More

Red imported fire ants could destroy livelihoods

January 18, 2024


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A-peeling opportunity: ILO Training in Orange

January 18, 2024

Plant Health Australia (PHA) in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industries New South Wales (NSW) will be hosting an Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) training workshop in Orange, NSW, on Wednesday 21 February 2024. The face-to-face workshop will equip future ILOs with the skills to work in a control centre during a plant biosecurity incident. More

ASW and ADW 2024 venue and dates confirmed

January 18, 2024

The Annual Diagnostics Workshop (ADW) and the Annual Surveillance Workshop (ASW) 2024 will take place at the Twin Towns Conference Centre in Tweed Heads, Queensland/New South Wales respectively.

  • ADW 2024, 19 – 20 March 2024, Challenges of unculturables and their vectors.
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    Biosecurity Basics – keeping the message simple

    January 18, 2024

    In a crowded public messaging space, it’s sometimes challenging to break through and effectively connect, engage and inform with what can be a diverse target audience. This is particularly so when we want to start a conversation about the importance of biosecurity to our economy, livelihoods, environment, and our way of life. More

    First planning workshop to deliver $10M veggie project

    January 18, 2024

    The Plant Health Australia (PHA) team attended the first planning workshop to support delivery of the $10 million Vegetable Industry Biosecurity and Business Continuity Strategy, in Melbourne in December.

    The five-year program is being led by AUSVEG and will build the vegetable industry’s resilience to exotic pest threats through the creation of an industry-led biosecurity program that will strengthen pest surveillance, preparedness and management efforts. More

    Message from the CEO – January 2024

    January 17, 2024

    Welcome to the first 2024 edition of Tendrils.

    I’m looking forward to another productive year packed with projects, collaborations and partnerships (existing and new) with events designed to ensure ongoing engagement. Before looking ahead to what 2024 has in store for us, it would be remiss of me not to take the time to reflect on a few highlights from 2023. More