- Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Originating house
- Before Senate
- Parliament no
- Introduced with the Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 , the bill responds to the Nairn and Beale reviews by providing for a modern regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations and Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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