Current and completed reviews

Current and completed reviews

Current reviews

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Completed Inspector-General reviews

Review titleDate signed by Inspector-GeneralFile type
Strategy, governance and planning to strategically manage the department’s biosecurity science resource25 March 2024WORD [2.5MB, 118 pages]
Efficacy and adequacy of department’s X-ray scanning and detector dog screening techniques to prevent entry of biosecurity risk material into Australia7 July 2022Word [9.23 MB]
PDF [2.16 MB]
Assurance review for arrangements to import live lumpy skin disease virus to CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness8 July 2022Word [3.62 MB]
PDF  [2.35 MB]
Effectiveness of preventive biosecurity arrangements to mitigate the risk of entry into Australia of the serious plant pest Xylella fastidiosa14 June 2022Word  [7.2 MB]
PDF  [2.34 MB]
Robustness of biosecurity measures to prevent entry of khapra beetle into Australia22 December 2021Word  [5.4 MB]
PDF  [4.2 MB]
Accountable implementation of Inspectors-General recommendations (2015‒2021)24 November 2021Word  [0.3 MB]
PDF  [1.1 MB]
Confidence testing for at-border delivery of critical human biosecurity functions – Ruby Princess cruise ship incident29 April 2021Word  [3.0 MB]
PDF  [2.6 MB]
Adequacy of department’s operational model to effectively mitigate biosecurity risks in evolving risk and business environments19 February 2021Word  [2.3 MB]
PDF  [2.5 MB]
Biosecurity risk management of international express airfreight pathway for non-commercial consignments3 July 2020Word  [3.2 MB]
PDF  [1.9 MB]
Adequacy of preventative border measures to mitigate the risk of African swine fever23 March 2020Word  [1.04MB]
PDF  [1.6 MB]
Effectiveness of Approved Arrangements in managing biosecurity risks in Australia6 August 2019W​o​rd  [4.8 MB]
PDF  [1.4 MB]
Implementation of Inspector-General of Biosecurity recommendations29 July 2019Word [166 KB]
PDF  [1.6 MB]
Pest and disease interceptions and incursions in Australia


Erratum
29 May 2019


9 August 2019
W​o​rd  [3.1 MB]
PDF  [1.9 MB]

W​o​rd  [62 KB] 
PDF  [541 KB]
Effectiveness of biosecurity measures to manage the risks of brown marmorated stink bugs entering Australia28 May 2019W​o​rd  [7.8 MB] 
PDF  [2.7 MB]
Environmental biosecurity risk management in Australia12 April 2019W​o​rd  [2.9 MB] 
PDF  [2.0 MB]
Implementation of Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity recommendations27 September 2018Word  [533 KB]
PDF  [1.6 MB]
Horse importation biosecurity risk management​19 September 2018Word  [653 KB]
PDF  [1.1 MB]
Military biosecurity risk management in Australia27 July 2018Word  [2.0 MB]
PDF  [1.5 MB]
Hitchhiker pest and contaminant biosecurity risk management in Australia13 July 2018Word  [5.8 MB]
PDF  [3.8 MB]
Uncooked prawn imports: effectiveness of biosecurity controls12 December 2017HTML
Review of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources management of biosecurity risks posed by invasive vector mosquitoes11 May 2017PDF  [3.2 MB]

Interim Inspector-General reviews

Review titleDate signed by Inspector-GeneralFile type
Effectiveness of biosecurity controls for importation of tomato and carrot seeds3 May 2016PDF [3.5 MB]
Word [5.4 MB]
Management of biosecurity risks associated with transhipped ships stores3 May 2016PDF  [1.6 MB]
Word  [5.5 MB]
Management of biosecurity risks associated with timber packaging and dunnage3 May 2016PDF  [2.3 MB]
Word  [2.9 MB]
Implementation of previous Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity recommendations—Review April 201620 April 2016PDF  [1.1 MB]
Word  [408 KB]
Horse imports: management of biosecurity risks July to December 20151 April 2016PDF​  [164 KB]
Word​  [336 KB]
​Horse imports: management of biosecurity risks January to June 2015​3 March 2016PDF  [188 KB]
Word  [184 KB]
Effectiveness of biosecurity controls for importation of natural sausage casings27 October 2015PDF​  [4 MB]
Word​​  [5 MB]
​Implementation of previous Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity recommendations​24 August 2015PDF​  [205 KB]
Word  [93 KB]
Effectiveness of biosecurity controls for importing stockfeed of plant origin25 June 2015P​DF [1.7 MB]
Word  [9.8 MB]
​Managing biosecurity risks associated with international online purchases​24 March 2015​PDF  [1.3 MB]
Word​  [797 KB]
Effectiveness of biosecurity controls for imported fresh cut flowers17 February 2015PDF  [5.7 MB]
Word  [5.8 MB]
Horse imports: management of biosecurity risks—June to November 201417 February 2015PDF [156 KB]
Word  [35 KB]
Effectiveness of biosecurity controls for imported animal breeding material (mammalian semen and embryos) 9 December 2014PDF  [1.6 MB]
Word  [5.4 MB]
Arrangements for oversight of horse biosecurity risk management15 May 2014PDF  [260 KB]
Word  [146 KB]
The importation of untanned animal hides from Colombia in 2012–1324 February 2014PDF  [2 MB]
Word​  [5 MB]
An examination of biosecurity controls associated with the export from Australia of live abalone to China and Hong Kong30 January 2014PDF  [8 MB]
Word  [748 KB]
The effectiveness of controls for imported uncooked, cooked and cured pig meat17 December 2013PDF  [926 KB]
Word  [753 KB]
An examination of the effectiveness of Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry controls to manage biosecurity risks in the importation of freshwater and marine ornamental fish17 December 2013PDF  [1.1 MB]
Word  [884 KB]
Desktop review —the approval of offshore pre–export quarantine facilities for importing horses to Australia16 December 2013PDF  [250 KB]
Word  [128 KB]
Undeclared importation of food from the Republic of Korea detected in December 20102 August 2013PDF  [548 KB]
Word  [463 KB]
Desktop review—the approval of offshore pre-export quarantine facilities for importing horses to Australia8 April 2013PDF  [41 KB]
Word  [27KB]
An examination of factors that led to release into Australia of a consignment of soil (declared as fertiliser) and interception at the border of another consignment of soil (declared as fertiliser)18 June 2012PDF  [1 MB]
Word  [1MB]
Offshore operations audit (risk management measures for the importation of nursery stock)22 August 2011PDF  [950KB]
Word  [674 KB]
Quarantine operations risk managements (pathways) audit (citrus canker)22 August 2011PDF  [1.2 MB]
Word  [641 KB]
Horse pre-export operations and procedures at Japan desktop review activity27 May 2011PDF  [65 KB]
Word  [63 KB]
Prawn consignment incident review: Part two4 January 2011PDF  [250 KB]
Prawn consignment incident review: Part one22 November 2010PDF  [422 KB]
Word  [118 KB]
Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) 15 November 2010PDF  [682 KB]
Word  [154 KB]
Sandown audit review30 September 2010PDF  [370 KB]
Management of quarantine waste from international vessels at Australian seaports16 September 2010PDF  [780 KB]
Word  [205 KB]
Audit of equine pre-export procedures in Singapore24 May 2010PDF  [914 KB]
Word  [155KB]
Quarantine surveillance following post-arrival quarantine for specified horses after importation to Australia21 May 2010PDF  [868 KB]
Word  [868 KB]
Horse health certifications30 November 2009PDF  [205 KB]
Report of the Interim Inspector-General of Horse Importation29 April 2009PDF  [232 KB]
Word  [141 KB]
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