Have your say by 31 July on Queensland’s biosecurity review

Producers, interest groups and the community canhave their say on the independent review of the Queensland Government’s biosecurity capability.

The public survey closes at 5pm, 31 July 2015.

The review is an important initiative to ensure Queensland has the best biosecurity capability in place to deal with the complex biosecurity risks the state is increasingly facing from global travel and trade, and diverse land use.

The independent panel chair, Ms Renata Brooks, is undertaking the review with fellow biosecurity experts, Professor Tom Kompas and Dr Ron Glanville.

Since Ms Brooks’ appointment in May, the panel has held a series of meetings with biosecurity experts, including industry, land management stakeholders, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

The panel is now seeking feedback from those who also implement biosecurity on a day-to-day basis, whether it is on the farm, in a nursery or in their backyard.

This will give the review a broad cross section of views and experiences to get a complete picture of current operations and opportunities to improve.

A survey inviting comment is available online.

The panel is expected to present the final report with recommendations in September this year for government consideration.

The panel welcomes community feedback into the review, particularly experiences and ideas for improvement on Queensland’s biosecurity system and other matters discussed in the terms of reference.

To stay up to date with the review, and find out how to participate in consultation, visit www.daf.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.

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