Environmental biosecurity webinar series

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series homepage. The webinar series has concluded for 2022 and recorded webinars can be accessed from the menu on the right. If you joined us this year, you will be notified about our 2023 webinar series automatically by email early in the new year. If you're new to the series and would like to be notified about the 2023 program, please email acebo@agriculture.gov.au and request to be added to our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Focus

The 2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series explored a range of case studies, policies, initiatives and research from across the biosecurity system. Each webinar will cover components of the system that work together to protect our environment, cultural heritage and way of life from the impacts of invasive pests, weeds and diseases.

Series outline

Prevent

Webinar 1 - 31 March 12:30-2:00pm

  • Kangaroo Island Biosecurity – Andrew Triggs, Biosecurity SA
  • Assessing live import applications to Australia - Helen Hodgkins, DAWE
  • Australia’s marine biofouling requirements – Peter Wilkinson, DAWE

Webinar 2 - 12 May 12:30-2:00pm

  • A day in the life of a biosecurity officer – Andrea Kondos, DAWE
  • EBAY work to protect biosecurity - Mike Carson, EBAY
  • The benefits of biosecurity prevention - Andrew Cox, Invasive Species Council

Detect

Webinar 3 - 23 June 12:30-2:00pm

  • Guidelines for general surveillance - Dr Heleen Kruger, ABARES
  • Risk assessment for E.canis in wild dingoes and how this informs detection activities - Tiggy Grillo, Wildlife Health Australia
  • Victoria's Marine Pest Surveillance Program - Dr Richard Stafford-Bell, Agriculture Victoria

Respond

Webinar 4 - 4 August 12:30-2:00pm

  • An overview of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) - Milena Rafic, DAWE
  • National biosecurity response arrangements - Chris Ipkendanz, DAWE
  • National Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Eradication Program detector dogs - Justin Gibson - Senior Dog Handler, QDAF

Protect

Webinar 5 - 15 September 12:30-2:00pm

  • Lessons learned from White Nose Syndrome in the USA and why hygiene is important – Amanda Adams, Bat Conservation International
  • Safeguarding Indigenous-led forestry - Dr Mila Bristow, Plant Health Australia
  • Restoring Native Biodiversity To Canberra Suburbs - Alice Hathorn, ACT Urban Woodland Rescue

Webinar 6 - 27 October 12:30-2:00pm

  • Genetic biocontrol of weeds - Dr Kumaran Nagalingam, CSIRO
  • National Biosecurity Strategy - TBC, DAFF
  • Turning off the TAP: National policy settings to tackle Australia's pest, weed and disease threats - Oliver Tester, DECCW
  • National Environment and Community Biosecurity Research, Development and Extension Strategy (NECBRDES) - To be advised

How to register

If you would like to participate, register on our Eventbrite page. You only need to register once. Once registered, you will receive an email prior to each webinar with the joining link and a full program.

How to participate

We encourage you to introduce yourself and join the discussion in the tabs below. You can use the discussion forum to share your ideas and ask questions not covered in the livestream.

You can also explore past webinar recordings on this page.

Previous recordings

Recordings from 2020 and 2021 are available on this page. Just go to the drop down menu on the right.

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series homepage. The webinar series has concluded for 2022 and recorded webinars can be accessed from the menu on the right. If you joined us this year, you will be notified about our 2023 webinar series automatically by email early in the new year. If you're new to the series and would like to be notified about the 2023 program, please email acebo@agriculture.gov.au and request to be added to our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Focus

The 2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series explored a range of case studies, policies, initiatives and research from across the biosecurity system. Each webinar will cover components of the system that work together to protect our environment, cultural heritage and way of life from the impacts of invasive pests, weeds and diseases.

Series outline

Prevent

Webinar 1 - 31 March 12:30-2:00pm

  • Kangaroo Island Biosecurity – Andrew Triggs, Biosecurity SA
  • Assessing live import applications to Australia - Helen Hodgkins, DAWE
  • Australia’s marine biofouling requirements – Peter Wilkinson, DAWE

Webinar 2 - 12 May 12:30-2:00pm

  • A day in the life of a biosecurity officer – Andrea Kondos, DAWE
  • EBAY work to protect biosecurity - Mike Carson, EBAY
  • The benefits of biosecurity prevention - Andrew Cox, Invasive Species Council

Detect

Webinar 3 - 23 June 12:30-2:00pm

  • Guidelines for general surveillance - Dr Heleen Kruger, ABARES
  • Risk assessment for E.canis in wild dingoes and how this informs detection activities - Tiggy Grillo, Wildlife Health Australia
  • Victoria's Marine Pest Surveillance Program - Dr Richard Stafford-Bell, Agriculture Victoria

Respond

Webinar 4 - 4 August 12:30-2:00pm

  • An overview of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) - Milena Rafic, DAWE
  • National biosecurity response arrangements - Chris Ipkendanz, DAWE
  • National Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Eradication Program detector dogs - Justin Gibson - Senior Dog Handler, QDAF

Protect

Webinar 5 - 15 September 12:30-2:00pm

  • Lessons learned from White Nose Syndrome in the USA and why hygiene is important – Amanda Adams, Bat Conservation International
  • Safeguarding Indigenous-led forestry - Dr Mila Bristow, Plant Health Australia
  • Restoring Native Biodiversity To Canberra Suburbs - Alice Hathorn, ACT Urban Woodland Rescue

Webinar 6 - 27 October 12:30-2:00pm

  • Genetic biocontrol of weeds - Dr Kumaran Nagalingam, CSIRO
  • National Biosecurity Strategy - TBC, DAFF
  • Turning off the TAP: National policy settings to tackle Australia's pest, weed and disease threats - Oliver Tester, DECCW
  • National Environment and Community Biosecurity Research, Development and Extension Strategy (NECBRDES) - To be advised

How to register

If you would like to participate, register on our Eventbrite page. You only need to register once. Once registered, you will receive an email prior to each webinar with the joining link and a full program.

How to participate

We encourage you to introduce yourself and join the discussion in the tabs below. You can use the discussion forum to share your ideas and ask questions not covered in the livestream.

You can also explore past webinar recordings on this page.

Previous recordings

Recordings from 2020 and 2021 are available on this page. Just go to the drop down menu on the right.

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