These strategies provide a national framework for addressing pest animals and weeds, while maintaining the profitability and sustainability of Australia’s primary industries and reducing the impact of pest animals and weeds on the environment.
They describe how Commonwealth, state and local government agencies work with the community and industry to:
- prevent the spread of new pest animals
- manage issues in relation to weeds.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, on behalf of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee, conducted a public consultation process on the Australian Pest Animal Strategy and Australian Weeds Strategy for 2017 to 2027, which concluded with the endorsement of both strategies by the National Biosecurity Committee on 7 June 2017.
The revised strategies are available for download on the Australian Weeds Strategy and Australian Pest Animal Strategy pages.
A summary of submissions received through the consultation process is available for download below. Individual submissions received remain available online
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