Review of Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity

June 8, 2016

The Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB) is an agreement between the Commonwealth, and state and territory governments of Australia (except Tasmania), which establishes nationally agreed approaches to prevent, prepare for, detect and mitigate biosecurity risks and respond to, manage and recover from biosecurity incidents should they occur.

The IGAB is being formally reviewed to assess the capacity of the national biosecurity system to manage increased biosecurity risk in an increasingly complex global environment.

A discussion paper has been released to guide the review panel’s consultation, and help inform discussions on the review. The panel is calling for comments on the topics and questions raised in the discussion paper. You have until 5pm AEST on Friday 8 July 2016 to provide comment.