Making national biosecurity funding sustainable

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A strong biosecurity system protects Australia’s economy, environment and way of life.

Australia is free from many pests, weeds and diseases found elsewhere in the world.

The need for change

Australia's biosecurity system is facing increasing pressure to manage risks to maintain the level of protection needed, and expected, by our communities, industries and our trading partners.

To meet these challenges, we need to strengthen our biosecurity system by making sure it is agile and supported by long-term sustainable funding and resourcing.

Have Your Say

You can provide your views on what practical changes could be made to develop a sustainable funding model. This includes funding arrangements and investments to support biosecurity operations in the longer term.

Key questions to focus your feedback

Tell us:

  1. Considering the potential funding options and opportunities outlined in the discussion paper, as well as from your experience, what elements do you think a sustainable biosecurity funding model should include? Are there elements that should not be included; if so, why?
  2. How would your proposed model operate at a practical level and who would it apply to?
  3. How would your proposed model impact you and others? What would be the benefits or disadvantages to you and/or other stakeholders?
  4. Is the proportionality between those who contribute to the funding system and those who benefit the most, right?
  5. Are there other technologies, current or emerging, that could be employed to increase the efficiency of the biosecurity system, and perhaps reduce operational cost?
  6. How could the Commonwealth Government improve efficiency in the biosecurity system (consistent with meeting our Appropriate Level of Protection)?
  7. What other investments or actions could the Commonwealth Government make or take to sustainably support the delivery of biosecurity activities?

To Have Your Say

Submit your feedback by 4pm (AEDT) 28 November 2022.

A strong biosecurity system protects Australia’s economy, environment and way of life.

Australia is free from many pests, weeds and diseases found elsewhere in the world.

The need for change

Australia's biosecurity system is facing increasing pressure to manage risks to maintain the level of protection needed, and expected, by our communities, industries and our trading partners.

To meet these challenges, we need to strengthen our biosecurity system by making sure it is agile and supported by long-term sustainable funding and resourcing.

Have Your Say

You can provide your views on what practical changes could be made to develop a sustainable funding model. This includes funding arrangements and investments to support biosecurity operations in the longer term.

Key questions to focus your feedback

Tell us:

  1. Considering the potential funding options and opportunities outlined in the discussion paper, as well as from your experience, what elements do you think a sustainable biosecurity funding model should include? Are there elements that should not be included; if so, why?
  2. How would your proposed model operate at a practical level and who would it apply to?
  3. How would your proposed model impact you and others? What would be the benefits or disadvantages to you and/or other stakeholders?
  4. Is the proportionality between those who contribute to the funding system and those who benefit the most, right?
  5. Are there other technologies, current or emerging, that could be employed to increase the efficiency of the biosecurity system, and perhaps reduce operational cost?
  6. How could the Commonwealth Government improve efficiency in the biosecurity system (consistent with meeting our Appropriate Level of Protection)?
  7. What other investments or actions could the Commonwealth Government make or take to sustainably support the delivery of biosecurity activities?

To Have Your Say

Submit your feedback by 4pm (AEDT) 28 November 2022.

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