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Submissions—Environmental biosecurity risk management in Australia

​The review

The Inspector-General of Biosecurity (Inspector-General) is undertaking a review of how effectively the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources processes manages high-risk environmental biosecurity concerns. This review was recommended by the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee in its 2015 report on Environmental Biosecurity.

Scope of review

The scope of this review includes examining:

  • how the department participates in the broader biosecurity system to address environmental biosecurity concerns, and
  • processes to identify gaps in pathway and risk analyses and to improve information gathering and sharing between jurisdictions, in relation to environmental biosecurity.

Discussion paper

The Inspector-General developed a discussion paper for interested stakeholders to provide comments on this review. The discussion paper provided details of activities that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has undertaken to address the recommendations from previous reviews—as well as highlighting any Department of Agriculture and Water Resources activities with particular relevance to environmental biosecurity.


Discussion paper

PDF (1.2 MB, 25 pages)


Submission for this review have closed.

The Inspector-General would like to thank those who contributed written submissions to the review. Submissions can be reviewed below.

DocumentPagesFile size
Department of Environment and Energy PDF6153 KB
Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc PDF13295 KB
Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance PDF2103 KB
NSW Office of Environment & Heritage PDF3468 KB
Wildlife Health Australia PDF5278 KB
Invasive Species Council PDF7333 KB
Plant Health Australia PDF6900 KB
National Farmers’ Federation PDF331 KB


If you wish discuss this review you can contact the Inspector-General as below:

Email: Inspector-General of Biosecurity
Phone: +61 2 8334 7498

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