Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in particular with respect to foot-and-mouth disease and varroa mite

December 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-445-3

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List of Recommendations

Abbreviations & Acronyms

Chapter 1—Introduction and overview

  Referral of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  References to Hansard
  Structure of the report
  Key components of Australia's biosecurity system
  Overview of biosecurity preparedness
  Other biosecurity issues of concern

Chapter 2—Current threats and incursions: Foot-and-mouth, Lumpy skin disease and Varroa mite

  Foot-and-mouth disease
  Indonesian foot and mouth disease outbreak
  Risks and impacts of an Australian FMD outbreak
  Lumpy skin disease
  Indonesian LSD outbreak
  Risks and impacts of an Australian LSD outbreak
  Varroa mite

Chapter 3—Incursion prevention measures

  Pre-border and border biosecurity measures
  Border biosecurity measures

Chapter 4—On-shore surveillance

  Overview of on-shore prevention and detection biosecurity activities

Chapter 5—Incursion preparedness

  Overview of preparedness
  Incursion response arrangements
  Cost-sharing and compensation arrangements
  National traceability systems
  Improved diagnostic capability
  Vaccines and other agvet chemicals
  Transport infrastructure

Chapter 6—Reforming the biosecurity system

  Findings of major biosecurity reviews and inquiries
  Government response to key reviews
  Stakeholder perspectives on government response
  'Urgency' of action and investment levels
  Workforce capability and development
  Stakeholder engagement, awareness and communications
  Research and innovation
  Information systems and data

Additional Comments - Australian Greens

  The inquiry conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1—Implementation status of key review recommendations

  Implementation status of Inspector-General of Biosecurity review recommendations
  Implementation status of ANAO review recommendations
  Implementation status of Craik review recommendations

Appendix 2—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 3—Public hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511