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Inspector-General of Biosecurity review of the adequacy of the department’s biosecurity functions

Australian agricultural produce is highly sought after and holds a competitive advantage in international markets due to its high quality, safety and reliability, and because Australia remains free of many damaging invasive species found elsewhere in the world. Australian agriculture’s competitive advantage thus depends on well-structured and thorough biosecurity pre-border and at-border, with effective mitigation […]

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Draft Pest Risk Analysis for Cut Flower and Foliage Imports – Part 2

While the NFF is a strong advocate for agricultural trade between countries, this trade must be managed so as not to put at risk our favourable pest and disease status, which is vital for farming, for the wider community and the environment. The NFF and its member organisations are concerned that the biosecurity risk associated […]

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Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia

Invasive species, including feral cats, pose the biggest extinction threat to Australian wildlife. According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), while the threat of ‘invasive alien species’ rank fifth as the most significant cause of global biodiversity decline, it is the highest in Australia. Download PDF File

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Inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery

The NFF welcomes this inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery. It is important that these services, which are so heavily relied on by regional, rural and remote Australians, are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to provide benefit and meet the changing needs of customers. It is also essential to ensure that […]

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Biosecurity (Traveller Declarations and Other Measures) Bill inquiry

The NFF strongly supports the intent of the bill to deter non-compliance with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and mitigate against biosecurity risk. Ongoing issues with incoming passengers failing to declare goods are of great concern to Australia’s farm sector, and it is clear that existing compliance and enforcement tools are inadequate. Download PDF File

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