Help make 2021-30 the decade of biosecurity.

Have your say on the Decade of Biosecurity Implementation Plan

Since the launch of the Decade of Biosecurity in May 2022, we have developed a draft implementation plan. Now’s your chance to tell us your final thoughts.

To ensure the Decade of Biosecurity can achieve its objectives, Three60 Consulting has been commissioned to develop a three-year Decade of Biosecurity Implementation Plan 2023-2026.

The draft Implementation Plan has been developed over six months based on input from key stakeholders across the biosecurity sectors – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics, human amenity and the environment – via state-based and national workshops.

We are now seeking final feedback on the draft Plan and invite all interested stakeholders to share their thoughts on its aims, outcomes and projects.

Final feedback related to the Plan can be sent to Jackie Poyser (Three60 Consulting) at [email protected] by Wednesday 15 February.

Feedback received will be used to finalise the plan. The steering group will then seek lead partners and financial support to advance the priority focus areas. The plan will be launched in the start of the second quarter of 2023.

You can find the Decade of Biosecurity Implementation Plan 2023-2026 here.

Biosecurity Symposium 2019

Australia’s national biosecurity system faces a perfect storm with trade and tourism volumes, changing risk pathways and thousands of invasive species already in the country but yet to establish.

Business as usual or incremental improvements is not an option – transformational change is needed within a decade. This panel, recorded at the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium, discusses what Australia needs to do to meet this challenge. Failure is not an option.

Moderated by Robbie Sefton, Managing Director, Seftons, panellists include:

  • Kathleen Plowman, the CEO of Animal Health Australia.
  • Andreas Glanznig, the CEO of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.
  • Andrew Cox, the CEO of Invasive Species Council.
  • Matt Koval, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.
  • Roger Smith, Head of Biosecurity for the New Zealand Government Ministry of Primary Industries (at the time of recording).