Biosecurity – looking back in order to look forward

Teresa Fox, AFI Researcher

The biosecurity risks to which Australia’s agricultural sector is exposed are in a state of flux. As the production environment evolves and trade arrangements morph, as tourism increases, climate change implications intensify and as supply chain dynamics become increasingly complex, biosecurity needs are changing markedly. Australia’s biosecurity system is complex and multilayered, comprising of many components and actions. Measures are undertaken by a range of participants across the biosecurity continuum offshore, at the border and onshore.

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