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Spotlights

  • Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
    ​Crippled plant industries, trade suspensions and a devastated environment—Australia's Top 40 National Priority Plant Pests have damaging potential, from vine-attacking bacteria to a giant snail. The Top 40 pests were recently endorsed by Plant Health Committee, Australia's top committee for plant biosecurity. They were identified through a national expert elicitation process, which considered the economic, social and environment threats the pests posed to Australia. For more information see Australia's National Priority Plant Pests.
  • Australian Invasive Species Council.
    Today's announcement by federal agriculture minister David Littleproud to establish an office of environmental biosecurity will better prepare Australia to prevent and respond to new harmful pest, weed and disease invasions. The decision was announced today as part of a $138 million boost in investment for national biosecurity, including $7.6 million over five years to establish the office, headed by an Environmental Biosecurity Protection Officer, within the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
  • Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

    The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, on behalf of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee, conducted a public consultation process on the Australian Pest Animal Strategy and Australian Weeds Strategy for 2017 to 2027, which concluded with the endorsement of both strategies by the National Biosecurity Committee in June 2017. These strategies provide a national framework for addressing pest animals and weeds, while maintaining the profitability and sustainability of Australia’s primary industries and reducing the impact of pest animals and weeds on the environment.
    See also: Pest Animals and Weeds in Australia for revised strategies and more information.
  • Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
    Australia has implemented stronger offshore biosecurity measures for the upcoming brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season, to manage risks associated with this significant cargo pest. BMSB emerged as a biosecurity threat for Australia in 2014. They are a threat to a large range of plant species, including fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants. If BMSB was to arrive in Australia, it could significantly impact on the nation's plant health and potentially impact on trade. For more information, visit Seasonal Measures for BMSB.

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Australian Invasive Species Council.

Partnership

Invasive Animals Limited (Australia).

The Centre for Invasive Species Solution is a national collaborative research, development and extension organisation, formed to tackle the ongoing threat from invasive species. Initially focusing on vertebrate pest threats.

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (Australia).

Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (Australia).
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health; Invasive.org.
Produced by: Rod Randall, Western Australia Department of Agriculture
Note: Webarchive for Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team

International Government

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia). Office of Biosecurity.
Western Australia Department of Fisheries.
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Formerly the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC).
Queensland Business and Industry Portal (Australia).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.
Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment.
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Outbreak reports on pests and diseases that are exotic to Australia, and are under official national eradication programs. Also provides information about a pest or disease that is no longer under an official eradication program if there is important information that the community still needs to be aware of.
See also: Pests and Diseases Image Library (PaDIL)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Victoria Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Agriculture.
Northern Territory Government (Australia).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia). Office of Biosecurity.

Academic

Marine Education Society of Australasia.