National Farmers' Federation

Biosecurity Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2017

The NFF is strongly supportive of the amendments proposed by the Biosecurity Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2017 and believe that these amendments will go some way towards a more robust, flexible and modern ‘package’ designed to service Government and industry needs well into the future. NFF seeks Federal Government commitment to maintain, as one of its highest priorities, the adequate resourcing of its responsibilities under the legislation, particularly in relation to penalties imposed on parties that do not comply with biosecurity legislation. NFF sees an important part of this commitment being the retention and ongoing training of biosecurity officers required for the Government to fulfill its obligations.

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