Current consultation - have your say
The Biosecurity Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in September 2015 and once commenced, will replace 10 whole existing Acts and parts of four other Acts.
Before the Act can commence, supporting subordinate legislation must be developed to align the management of biosecurity risks with the tools and powers contained in the Act.
The proposed Biosecurity Regulation 2016, like the Biosecurity Act, covers the biosecurity spectrum, reducing the need for multiple regulations.
Preliminary consultation on the proposed management approach for a number of animal and plant pests and diseases, weeds and contaminants has been ongoing since late 2015 with 37 discussion papers released for consultation, leading to the current consultation on the proposed Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement.
Biosecurity means protecting the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Biosecurity is essential to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of all people.
Australia is in a unique position because of its isolation and strong quarantine regulations. We have managed to remain safe from many threats as a result of this. NSW by extension has been able to maintain good biosecurity measures.
Changes in a number of external factors have meant that more and more we must be vigilant about strengthening our measures and upholding biosecurity.
Local Land Services works with landholders, industry and the community to uphold biosecurity.
For the latest information on critical animal biosecurity issues visit Animal Health Surveillance News .