The National Framework for the Management of Established Pests and Diseases of National Significance (the framework) is a key deliverable of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB). Building on the strengths of the current system, this framework provides a strategic, consistent, scientific and risk-based approach to managing the impacts of Established Pests and Diseases of National Significance (EPDNS). The framework allows for:
- activities to be undertaken by the most appropriate party
- appropriate prioritisation of EPDNS based on risk
- effort to be targeted where the greatest biosecurity outcomes can be achieved in the national interest
- investment return to be optimised
- adoption of national investment principles involving beneficiaries and risk creators
- minimisation of regulatory burdens associated with containment of established pests and diseases.
The framework was endorsed by the NBC in July 2016 following public consultation though the discussion paper
Modernising Australia’s approach to managing established pests and diseases of national significance. Individual submissions and summary of the feedback are available for download.