Report

Effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapple from Malaysia;
Effect on Australian ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji;
Proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand

31 March 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-986-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 5373KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 21KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 46KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 57KB)

Conduct of inquiries
Terms of reference and conduct of inquiries
Related inquiries
Structure of the report
Acknowledgements
A note on references

Chapter 2 - Australia's biosecurity and quarantine arrangements (PDF 88KB)
Chapter 3 - Risk Estimation Matrix (PDF 149KB)

Background
Engagement of consultant
The Peace report
Eminent Scientists Group's comments on the Peace report
DA's response to the Peace report
ACERA's comments on the Peace report
Meeting between Mr Peace and Department of Agriculture officials
Committee comment

Chapter 4 - The proposed importation of pineapples from Malaysia (PDF 164KB)

Pests and diseases
Committee comment

Chapter 5 - The proposed importation of fresh ginger from Fiji (PDF 217KB)

Australia's ginger industry
Pests and diseases
The import risk analysis for fresh ginger from Fiji
Committee comment
Risk and consequences of importation
Adequacy and effectives of quarantine conditions and arrangements
Other Pests and Diseases

Chapter 6 - The proposed importation of fresh ginger from Fiji (PDF 66KB)

Evidence relied on by DA Biosecurity
Committee comment
DA Biosecurity's powers to gather information and commission research
Consultation with industry during the IRA process

Chapter 7 - The proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand (PDF 193KB)

Australia's potato industry
Pests and diseases
Import conditions for fresh potatoes from New Zealand
Pest Risk Analysis for Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous
Review of import conditions for potatoes
Review conducted by plant pathologist
Issues raised by stakeholders
Committee comment

Additional comments by Independent Senator Nick Xenophon and DLP Senator John Madigan - The (Zebra) Chips are down (PDF 39KB)

Effect of Zebra Chip Disease in Australia
New Zealand's market access request
Concerns about the draft report and Dr Hayward's review

Appendix 1 - Inquiry into the effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapples from Malaysia (PDF 21KB)
Appendix 2 - Inquiry into the effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapples from Malaysia (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 3 - Inquiry into the effect on Australian ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji (PDF 180KB)
Appendix 4 - Inquiry into the effect on Australian ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 5 - Inquiry into the proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand (PDF 19KB)
Appendix 6 - Inquiry into the proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 7 - Previous Committee Inquiries (PDF 18KB)
Appendix 8 - The Peace Report – Advice on the risk estimation matrix used by DAFF Biosecurity as part of the Import Risk Analysis process (PDF 533KB)
Appendix 9 - Eminent Scientists Group (ESG) – response to request to review Peace Report (PDF 50KB)
Appendix 10 - DAFF's initial response to Peace Report – dated 8 March 2013 (PDF 139KB)
Appendix 11 - Response from Secretary, DAFF – dated 22 May 2013 (PDF 3584KB)
Appendix 12 - Import Risk Analysis Effectiveness Checklist – provided by Chris Peace (PDF 23KB)
Appendix 13 - Pineapple Biosecurity Plan – Emergency Plant Pest Priority List (PDF 179KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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