The National Biosecurity Committee (NBC) released a discussion paper, Modernising Australia’s approach to managing established pests and diseases of national significance, which outlined a new approach to managing those weeds, pest animals, plant and animal pest or diseases that become established in Australia and have a significant impact at the national level.
Key features of the proposed approach included:
- a move away from traditional, heavy reliance on enforcement as a means to manage the effects of established pests and diseases
- greater emphasis on using other tools and assisting industry and the community to better manage the effects themselves
- greater collaboration between governments and those stakeholders directly affected by established pests and diseases
- government participation in established pest and disease management where sustained action is led by industry or community.
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The Australian Government and the National Biosecurity Committee would like to thank all those who provided a submission to the Modernising Australia’s approach to managing established pests and diseases of national significance discussion paper.
Public comment on the discussion paper was open from 1 June 2015 to 31 July 2015. Submissions continued to be received (and accepted) until 11 August 2015.
Thirty two submissions were received in response to the discussion paper.
All submissions have been published unless marked ‘in confidence’ or where authors have not authorised publication of their submission on the department’s webpage.
Submissions that contained offensive language, potentially defamatory material, or copyright infringing have also not been published on this webpage.
Published submissions may not meet Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the department.
- Alexander Arbuthnot AM PDF [298 KB]
- Animal Health Australia (Australian Lot Feeders’ Association & SheepMeat Council of Australia) PDF [506 KB]
- Australian Pork Limited PDF [125 KB]
- Bruce Potts PDF [212 KB]
- Council of Australasian Weed Societies PDF [3.0 MB]
- Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australian Government PDF [168 KB]
- Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australian Government PDF [321 KB]
- Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government PDF [448 KB]
- Environmental Farmers Network PDF [63 KB]
- Ian Sauer, Drew English, Scott Chirnside & Jim Forwood AM PDF [4.0 MB]
- Indigenous Land Corporation, Australian Government PDF [1.0 MB]
- Invasive Species Council PDF [231 KB]
- Jacquie Foyel PDF [281 KB]
- La Perouse Coastcare PDF [266 KB]
- National Farmers' Federation PDF [340 KB]
- National Parks and Wildlife Service PDF [1.0 MB]
- Local Land Services, New South Wales Government PDF [358 KB]
- Natural Resource Management Regions Australia PDF [159 KB]
- National Resources Commission, New South Wales Government PDF [7.0 MB]
- Department of Land Resources Management, Northern Territory Government PDF [161 KB]
- Primary Industries and Regions South Australia PDF [119 KB]
- Powerlink Queensland PDF [868 KB]
- Redland City Council, Queensland PDF [306 KB]
- Robert Lawrence PDF [317 KB]
- Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin PDF [605 KB]
- Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia PDF [502 KB]
- Parks and Wildlife Commission, Northern Territory Government PDF [104 KB]
- Victorian Blackberry Taskforce PDF [511 KB]
- Wet Tropics Management Authority PDF [500 KB]
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, through the National Biosecurity Committee, is in the process of analysing the submissions. The submissions will assist the National Biosecurity Committee to finalise a national framework for managing established pests and diseases of national significance under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (Schedule 5: Established Pests and Diseases).