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.

Round 1

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award

Read more about Ron’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

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.

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

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.

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

Read more about Templeton Farming Enterprises’ story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Industry Category

Andrew Crawford

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.

Industry Category

Industry Category

Read more about Andrew’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Manildra Group

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.

Government Category

Government Category

Read more about Manildra’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Zoran Kostadinoski

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.

Government Category

Government Category

Read more about Zoran’s story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Government Category

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.

Government Category

Government Category

Read more about their story in the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

Last reviewed: 20 August 2020
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