National Biosecurity Statement

Consultation submissions are now closed.

We are currently reviewing submissions on a new National Biosecurity Statement.

Currently there is no single, overarching national policy statement or strategy shared by all biosecurity system participants.

A National Biosecurity Statement will present a common and unified approach to biosecurity by:

  • providing a national vision and goals for biosecurity
  • providing clarity on the roles and responsibilities of all participants
  • outlining priorities and principles for managing biosecurity risk.

Creating a National Biosecurity Statement was a recommendation of the 2017 independent report Priorities for Australia’s Biosecurity System, also known as the IGAB Review.

Disclaimer

This draft document has been prepared for consultation and is not owned by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department). It has been drafted by an independent working group consisting of industry, state government and environmental sector representatives. The draft is being revised to take into account the feedback from this forum, and other consultation efforts across the country, and will be considered at the National Biosecurity Forum in November 2018. The final National Biosecurity Statement will be published at a later date.

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Consultation submissions are now closed.

We are currently reviewing submissions on a new National Biosecurity Statement.

Currently there is no single, overarching national policy statement or strategy shared by all biosecurity system participants.

A National Biosecurity Statement will present a common and unified approach to biosecurity by:

  • providing a national vision and goals for biosecurity
  • providing clarity on the roles and responsibilities of all participants
  • outlining priorities and principles for managing biosecurity risk.

Creating a National Biosecurity Statement was a recommendation of the 2017 independent report Priorities for Australia’s Biosecurity System, also known as the IGAB Review.

Disclaimer

This draft document has been prepared for consultation and is not owned by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department). It has been drafted by an independent working group consisting of industry, state government and environmental sector representatives. The draft is being revised to take into account the feedback from this forum, and other consultation efforts across the country, and will be considered at the National Biosecurity Forum in November 2018. The final National Biosecurity Statement will be published at a later date.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.