2020 Australian Biosecurity Award recipients
We present the Australian Biosecurity Awards each year. They recognise significant commitment to our nation’s biosecurity system.
These are the recipients for 2020.
Dr Ron Glanville
Dr Ron Glanville has dedicated more than 40 years to supporting valuable biosecurity outcomes for industries, government, the environment and communities. Ron has helped shape the national biosecurity system through his contributions to key pest and disease programs.
Read more about Ron’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
Seafarms Group Ltd
Seafarms Group has made significant investments in all aspects of biosecurity in its east coast operations. This has seen the company become an industry leader in biosecurity preparedness and prevention. The company has supported improvements in the understanding and management of significant aquatic pests in Australia.
Read more about Seafarms’ story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
Templeton Farming Enterprises
Templeton Ginger is Australia’s largest ginger producer. The company understands the importance of stringent on-farm biosecurity measures and plans. They have an end-to-end biosecurity approach and use innovative practices.
Read more about Templeton Farming Enterprises’ story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
Andrew Crawford is a veteran of the customs broking and international freight forwarding industry. His contributions to Australia’s biosecurity have been instrumental in educating and raising awareness within the industry. He has also played a key role as a conduit between government and industry.
Read more about Andrew’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
In 2018, Manildra Group applied to import wheat. Its stringent approach ensured the biosecurity risks were managed along the entire import supply chain. The approach included adhering to strict import conditions, innovative biosecurity solutions and staff training programs.
Read more about Manildra’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
Zoran Kostadinoski has a passion for improving and modernising Australia’s biosecurity system. He has contributed to a range of important biosecurity initiatives. As the current Head of Border and Biosecurity at the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA), he provides valuable support to the department, CBFCA and its members on biosecurity matters.
Read more about Zoran’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and North Coast Local Land Services
When the yellow crazy ants were detected at Lismore and Terania Creek, NSW DPI and North Coast Local Land Services were quick to act. Their efforts helped control and eradicate this significant pest.
They used innovative approaches, such as using water crystal baits. They also retrained Jet, a koala odour detection dog, to detect yellow crazy ants.
Read more about their story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.