• Have your say to help develop Australia’s first national biosecurity strategy
  • This first phase of consultation is open until 26 November at 5 pm
  • Australia’s biosecurity system is a shared responsibility and is a critical national asset.

Initial consultation is open to help develop Australia’s first national biosecurity strategy.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Australian, state and territory governments, through the National Biosecurity Committee, are developing a national biosecurity strategy with key partners to provide a strategic direction for the Australian biosecurity system through to 2030.

“Strong and efficient biosecurity is even more important as we, and the rest of the world, respond to emerging challenges and recover our economy post-COVID.” Mr Pasin said.

“The rising complexity of Australia’s biosecurity environment requires new and innovative approaches for handling biosecurity into the future. “

“Biosecurity system protects key industries in Barker including, agriculture, forestry and fisheries export industries.”

“The national strategy will seek to align our collective efforts towards a common purpose and provide a clear commitment to prioritised action and investment. This will ensure Australia’s biosecurity system remains fit to meet the challenges of the next decade.”

“It will seek to identify a national, collaborative and future-focused approach to address our changing environment. The strategy will not duplicate existing biosecurity strategies and agreements but is intended to help Australia’s biosecurity system to be better integrated, prepared and responsive to meet the challenges out to 2030.”

“As part of our initial consultation, we invite you to share your views on what a national biosecurity strategy should focus on. Tell us what you think is important and what the strategy should achieve.” Mr Pasin said.

Public submissions for this first phase of consultation can be lodged from 8 November 2021 until 26 November 5pm 2021 at the Have Your Say website.