Australia's biosecurity and quarantine arrangements

Australia's biosecurity and quarantine arrangements

10 April 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-1-74229-615-9

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Membership of the committee (PDF 13KB)
Abbreviations and Definitions (PDF 9KB)
List of Recommendations - Current Report (PDF 7KB)
Chapter One - Introduction (PDF 27KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Previous committee inquiries
Interim report – reform of export fees and charges
Current report
Structure of the report
A note on references

Chapter Two - Background (PDF 71KB)

Australia's current approach to biosecurity and quarantine
Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed
Committee view

Chapter Three - Issues raised (PDF 61KB)

Adequacy of current biosecurity and quarantine arrangements, resourcing and future requirements
Levels of resourcing
Committee view

Chapter Four (PDF 56KB)

Removal of the fee rebate for AQIS certification functions
Committee view
Progress in implementation of the Beale Review recommendations
Committee view

Dissenting Report by Government Senators (PDF 20KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Nick Xenophon (PDF 19KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 26KB)

Tabled Documents

Appendix 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 19KB)

Monday, 14 February 2011, Canberra
Thursday, 7 July 2011, Canberra
Friday, 8 July 2011, Canberra
Thursday, 21 July 2011, Canberra
Tuesday, 29 November 2011, Canberra

Appendix 3 (PDF 10KB)

Alternative Appropriate Level of Protection (ALOP) Statement provided by Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Appendix 4 (PDF 31KB)

Chapter Three - Conclusions and Recommendations

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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