Risk analysis for the release of Kordyana brasiliensis for the biological control of Tradescantia fluminensis
We are conducting a risk analysis for the release of the fungus Kordyana brasiliensis for the biological control of the weed ‘Wandering Trad’ (Tradescantia fluminensis).
We will conduct the risk analysis in two key steps:
- Release the draft report of the risk analysis for the release of Kordyana brasiliensis for the biological control of Tradescantia fluminensis on 11 October 2018, via Biosecurity Advice 2018-27 for a 30 day consultation period, closing on 12 November 2018.
- Release the final report of the risk analysis, before the end of 2018, following consideration of stakeholder submissions.
Make a submission
We invite you to submit written comments on the draft report during the 30 calendar day consultation period. Your feedback will be considered in preparing the final report.
The public consultation period will close on 12 November 2018.
Draft report - Summary
The draft risk analysis report proposes that the release of the fungus Kordyana brasiliensis should be permitted, subject to meeting the standard quarantine requirements for biological control agents.
It has been determined that the likelihood (and consequence) of the fungus targeting plants other than Wandering Trad is Negligible. This risk estimate achieves Australia’s appropriate level of protection (ALOP). Details of the assessment that determined this risk estimate are contained in the draft risk analysis.
The application and supporting documents that were submitted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have been included with the draft report.
Application for the release of Kordyana brasiliensis for the biological control of Tradescantia fluminensis
This draft risk analysis assesses the application made by CSIRO to release the fungus Kordyana brasiliensis to control Wandering Trad (Tradescantia fluminensis) in Australia.
The published application report may not meet Australian Government accessibility guidelines as it has not been prepared by the department.
Download the application
Download the draft report
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Register as a stakeholder
The Biosecurity Plant Division uses the stakeholder register for distributing biosecurity risk analysis policy information to registered stakeholders. Stakeholders interested in receiving information and updates on biosecurity risk analyses are invited to subscribe via the department’s online subscription service. By subscribing to Biosecurity Risk Analysis Plant, you will receive Biosecurity Advices and other notifications relating to plant biosecurity policy.
Appropriate level of protection
The appropriate level of protection (ALOP) for Australia is defined in the Biosecurity Act 2015 as ‘a high level of sanitary and phytosanitary protection aimed at reducing biosecurity risks to very low, but not to zero’. This definition was agreed with all our state and territory governments and recognises that a zero-risk stance is impractical.
The ALOP is a broad objective, and risk management measures are established to achieve that objective.
Read more about Australia’s ALOP
New scientific information
Scientific information can be provided to us at any time, even after a risk analysis has been completed. We will consider the information provided and review the analysis.
For more information, stakeholders can email imports or phone 1800 900 090 (option 1, option 1).