Biosecurity

Spanish man fined $3300 and refused entry over pork and cheese

A SPANISH man has been refused entry into Australia and fined $3300 for bringing in undeclared pork and cheese products…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2023

Senate inquiry recommends biosecurity levy on imports

INCREASED funding for biosecurity via the introduction of a levy on imports has been identified as a key priority for the Australian Government, following a six month-long Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee inquiry…Read More

James Nason, December 13, 2022

Fines increased for endangering Australia’s biosecurity system

BIOSECURITY threat fines have been increased to potentially more than $260,000 for civil offenses, in amendments passed by the Albanese Government this week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 30, 2022

Snouting out the truth on FMD fragments in the pork floss

FOOT and Mouth Disease viral fragments in a processed pork floss product recalled from Melbourne supermarket shelves last month were never tested to confirm their viability, despite statements by government..Read More

Terry Sim, August 12, 2022

Victoria to fund mobile livestock disease centres and testing lab

VICTORIA will establish mobile emergency animal disease incident command centres and a portable testing laboratory to quicken first responses to local detections…Read More

Sheep Central, August 11, 2022

DAFF ‘working overtime’ to project Australia’s disease-free status

LIVESTOCK producer suspicions that Australia’s government and its collaborators are adjusting messaging on exotic disease incursion risk and preparedness for trade purposes were confirmed at a Senate hearing today…Read More

Terry Sim, August 10, 2022

Livestock leaders treated to Sydney airport biosecurity tour

AUSTRALIAN livestock leaders were treated to an inspection of biosecurity measures at Sydney’s International Airport to boost confidence in the government’s border biosecurity measures…Read More

Sheep Central, August 10, 2022

NFF warns National Biosecurity Strategy needs long-term funding

THE National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the release of the National Biosecurity Strategy, but reiterated a call for sustainable funding. NFF president Fiona Simson said the strategy was a critical..Read More

Terry Sim, August 10, 2022

National Biosecurity Strategy released by Agriculture Minister

MINISTER for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt yesterday used an address at the National Press Club to launch Australia’s first National Biosecurity Strategy, which outlines key actions for all Australians to ensure a stronger biosecurity system…Read More

Terry Sim, August 10, 2022

FMD: Sheep and beef producers advised to get livestock valued

AUSTRALIA’S sheep, cattle and goat producers have been advised to get their stock independently valued to ensure compensation is paid in the event of a Foot and Mouth Disease or other emergency animal disease incursion…Read More

Terry Sim, August 8, 2022

VIC farm trespass laws pass without fine increases

VICTORIAN farmers have welcomed new legislation introducing on-the-spot-fines for farm trespassers, but amendments to increase penalties were defeated by Labor Government, the Greens and independent MPs…Read More

Sheep Central, March 23, 2022

Biosecurity members sought for WA funding committees

WESTERN Australian agricultural producers and industry stakeholders interested in boosting biosecurity awareness are encouraged to nominate to join state funding management committees…Read More

Sheep Central, November 10, 2021

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