Biosecurity Futures group

The new Biosecurity Futures group will provide strategic industry advice to the Minister for Agriculture on matters relevant to Australia’s biosecurity system. This includes:

  • current and emerging biosecurity risks
  • challenges and opportunities for the system.

Establishing this group will ensure industry continues to play a key role in Australia’s biosecurity policy. It was also a key recommendation of the Biosecurity Imports Levy Industry Steering Committee.


The Minister for Agriculture chairs the group.

Members will represent a cross-section of industries and supply chains where biosecurity is an important factor.

Members include:

  • Paul Zalai, Freight and Trade Alliance
  • Margo Andrae, Australian Pork Limited
  • Stephen Annells, Fertilizer Australia
  • Carolyn McGill, Food and Beverage Importers Association
  • Jane Lovell, Seafood Industry Australia
  • Tania Constable, Mineral Council of Australia
  • Tony Mahar, National Farmers’ Federation
  • Margy Osmond, Tourism and Transport Forum
  • Mike Gallacher, Ports Australia


An introductory teleconference was held on 23 December 2019. The first meeting is likely to be early 2020.

Future meetings will be at the minister’s request.

Terms of reference

Read the terms of reference for the Biosecurity Futures group.

These terms of reference set the scope of the group’s role. The minister can also seek the group’s views or advice on specific matters.


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Biosecurity Futures group terms of reference PDF 1 208 KB
Biosecurity Futures group terms of reference DOCX 1 24 KB

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Last reviewed: 5 March 2020
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