Biosecurity Matters Newsletter

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Biosecurity ​Matters​​


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​Biosecurity Matters is a bi-monthly, online newsletter providing readers with a greater understanding of the department's work in managing biosecurity risks overseas, at the border and within Australia. 

It contains stories about important biosecurity matters, pest and disease discoveries, events, news for importers and exporters, as well as amusing and interesting biosecurity seizures from our airports, seaports and mail centres. ​

The newsletter was previously published as a quarterly, hardcopy publication, but is now available as a bi-monthly, online newsletter.

Current edition

October 2019 edition includes:

  • Entry denied: first visa cancellation under new biosecurity laws
  • A close-up on our detector dogs
  • Strong penalties underline the importance of our biosecurity laws
  • Discovery Garden gets the biosecurity ‘all-clear’
  • Taking a hard-line on biosecurity breaches
  • New video ramps up campaign against hitchhiker pests
  • Seasonal measures for brown marmorated stink bug in full swing
  • Arming Australia with knowledge about priority pests and diseases
  • New mandatory import permits for cut flowers and foliage
  • Biosecurity operations group profile: leaders in assurance for agriculture, across biosecurity and trade
  • Rat kebabs and other surprises
  • Plants in the post can bring unwelcome passengers
  • Nominations for 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards are now open
  • Vacancies for biosecurity officers in Queensland

Read the current edition of Biosecurity Matters - October 2019.


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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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