Protecting our farms
THE Federal Government last week released its national response to the independent review of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity.
It represents a commitment by all governments to build a stronger national biosecurity system to meet new challenges and protect Australia’s farming future.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the government had accepted all 42 recommendations to strengthen the system in the next 10 years.
“Australia’s international trade is booming and more people are heading Down Under on holiday, which creates new biosecurity challenges,” Mr Littleproud said.
“We’ll focus on biosecurity awareness, sustainable funding, research and innovation, and managing biosecurity across all sectors.
“We need to know where the risks are to be able to deal with them more quickly.”