NATIONAL BIOSECURITY STRATEGY

At Melons Australia we take Biosecurity seriously, determined to keep our industry safe and mitigate the risks that arise from globalisation and the importation of resources. We are working to promote and encourage our industry to get involved in the national biosecurity strategy.

Facing the challenges on the horizon with a shared purpose – that’s the goal of a national biosecurity strategy being developed by Australian, state and territory governments, industry, environment groups and communities.

The years ahead will bring more risks to our food and fibre industries, and precious environments and places, in the form of pests and diseases. We know about many of them, but many others will be new threats.

Having clear national priorities and actions, and working together, is the best way we can be ready. The national biosecurity strategy is on the way to being finalised, and your feedback will be valuable.

The consultation draft now released captures views heard to date about how the biosecurity system needs to evolve.

It outlines priority areas and initial strategic actions for our biosecurity system, and includes questions to guide your comments, which will inform next steps.

Your feedback will help shape the final version that will be presented to Australian ministers responsible for biosecurity later this year.

Everyone who enjoys Australia’s food, fibre and environment benefits from our biosecurity system. This strategy is for all Australians, so all views are invited.

As Jo our Biosecurity officer states below, your feedback will help shape the final version that will be presented to Australian ministers responsible for biosecurity later this year.

“As an industry that has been significantly impacted in the past, and unfortunately has the potential to be significantly impacted in the future by exotic pest and disease incursions it is important that we do our part in the National biosecurity solution.  We would therefore encourage you to read through the national biosecurity strategy and have your say!” – Jo

The years ahead will bring more risks to our food and fibre industries and precious environment and places, in the form of pests and diseases. Working together now ensures we’ll be ready.

Read the draft and give your feedback by 18 March 2022.

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