Blueprint for Queensland biosecurity launched
MINISTER for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner announced the release of the Queensland Government’s five-year plan to build the framework for the state’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry. Minister Furner said the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy was a blueprint to ensure Queensland remained at the forefront of effective biosecurity measures.
“Queensland’s biosecurity system faces increasing challenges from the growth in global trade and movement of people and maintaining the integrity of that system is a top priority for the Palaszczuk Government. Queensland already boasts a proven track record in responding to and managing unwanted pests and diseases however there is simply no room for complacency when it comes to biosecurity.”