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Perspectives on the Decade of Biosecurity

Hear from leaders in biosecurity about why all Australians need the Decade of Biosecurity.

Our illustrated symposium 2022

We were lucky enough to have the fabulous Jessamy Gee from Think in Colour back for the 2nd Australian Biosecurity Symposium on the Gold Coast in May, 2022. As usual, she captivated the audience while capturing all the presentations in the plenary sessions through live illustrations! Below is a gallery of what she captured.

Australian Biosecurity 2030 Workshop

4-5 November 2020

In November 2020 the Biosecurity Collective welcomed delegates to the virtual Australian Biosecurity 2030 Workshop. The Workshop featured delegates from across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), humans, weeds, animal pests, wildlife, aquatics, and the environment.

Over two days of discussions, the Workshop focused on how to mobilise a 25-million strong biosecurity mass movement, a key element of the five-point plan launched at the 2019 Symposium to future-proof Australia’s biosecurity.

Our illustrated symposium 2019

Jessamy Gee from Think in Colour was with us during the 2019 symposium and captured all the presentations in the plenary sessions through live illustrations! Below is a gallery of what she captured

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).