Blue­print for Queens­land biose­cu­rity launched

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

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.”

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