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Provides links to resources in Australia with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Draft Threat Abatement Plan for Disease in Natural Ecosystems Caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Feb 20, 2013)
Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the draft 'Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi' for three-month public consultation from 20 February 2013 to 20 May 2013. P. cinnamomi is believed to have been introduced into Australia at the time of European settlement and has spread to all Australian states and territories. The area of Australian native vegetation affected by P. cinnamomi exceeds a million hectares, and continues to increase each year.

Australia's Native Vegetation Framework (Dec 2012)
Council of Australian Governments. Standing Council on Environment and Water.
Australia's Native Vegetation Framework has been developed by the Australian Government and state and territory governments to maintain or build healthier and more connected native vegetation. The framework is a strategic document with five goals to guide government, the community and the private sector in native vegetation management across Australia. It is not prescriptive or binding. Governments across Australia are working together to implement the framework as well as to monitor and report on progress. The COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water will formally oversee implementation of the framework and coordinate regular reviews and updates.

Bee on the Lookout for Asian Honey Bees (Nov 20, 2012)
Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Biosecurity Queensland is calling on the Far North Queensland community to report Asian honey bees found outside of the known infested area. The current known infested area of Asian honey bees surrounding the Cairns region extends from the edges of Port Douglas down to South Johnstone and west to Biboohra, Atherton and Malanda. Biosecurity Queensland's Asian honey bee program manager, Russell Gilmour said the program is looking for nests and swarms outside of the known infested area to help track and minimise the spread of the pest bee. "We are also on the look-out at ports and marinas visited by international vessels, as they are high-risk areas for new bee incursions. If you see a bee swarm around a port or marina, please report them to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or use our online reporting tool."

Introduced Plants Outnumber Natives (Aug 14, 2012)
Australian Geographic.
There are now more foreign plants in Australia than native ones - at least ones we know about, say scientists. About 27,500 introduced plant species have made their way into the country, compared to our 24,000 natives. And around 10 per cent of the invaders have become 'naturalised' or 'established', meaning they now grow by themselves thrive in the wild. Each species introduced to Australia needs to be considered as potentially dangerous for our biodiversity, says John DeJose, CEO of the environmental organisation, Invasive Species Council.

Government

National Pests and Disease Outbreaks
Australia Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Pests and Diseases Image Library (PaDIL)

Biosecurity in Australia
Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Laws and Regulations

Pests, Diseases and Weeds
Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring

Invasive Species
Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Weeds in Australia
Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Pest and Weeds Management
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Northern Territory Weeds Management
Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport (Australia).
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Animal Health and Diseases
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Weeds, Pest Animals and Ants
Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Species of Concern; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Weeds and Pest Animals
South Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regions. Biosecurity South Australia.
Species of Concern; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Species
Tasmania Department of Primary Industries and Water.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Pests, Diseases and Weeds
Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries. Agriculture and Food.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Aquatic Biosecurity
Western Australia Department of Fisheries.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Freshwater Fish Distribution in Western Australia

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University/Academic

Marine Pests of Australia
Marine Education Society of Australasia.
Species of Concern; Management

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Organizations

Invasive Species Council
Australian Invasive Species Council.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Animals CRC (Cooperative Research Centre)
CRC for Invasive Animals.
Species of Concern; Management; Publications

CRC for National Plant Biosecurity
CRC for National Plant Biosecurity.
Species of Concern; Management; Publications

Rod Randall's Big Weed List
Invasive.org.
Compiled by Rod Randall, Australia Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern

New South Wales North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee
New South Wales North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Feral.org.au
Pest Animal Control CRC; University of Canberra; Bureau of Rural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Management; Special Note: Bibliographic database

Weeds Australia
Australian Weeds Committee.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

National List of Naturalised Invasive and Potentially Invasive Garden Plants for Australia
World Wildlife Fund Australia.
Species of Concern

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Last Modified: Nov 26, 2013
 
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