Australian Quarantine a shared responsibility: The Nairn report

​Department of Primary Industries and Energy, 1996

Australian Quarantine, a shared responsibility was the outcome of a 10 month review of quarantine issues that Australia was facing in 1996. The report outlines these issues and makes recommendations on changes that can be made to improve the effectiveness of protecting Australia through quarantine activities.


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The Nairn Report PDF 2881.5 MB
The Nairn Report​ DOC 2881.8 MB

Government response

Australian Quarantine a shared responsibility: The Government response was published in 1997 by the Department of Primary Industries and Energy in response to the Nairn Report.

The Government response outlines the Government's commitment to overhaul Australia's quarantine system and provide the resources necessary to adequately protect our multi-billion dollar agricultural, fishing and forestry industries and our environment.

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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