Inspector-General of Biosecurity: 2022–25 review plan
The Inspector-General of Biosecurity (Inspector-General), Dr Lloyd Klumpp commenced in the role on 25 July 2022 for a 3-year term. A review program is required under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act). The Act specifies that the Inspector-General may review the performance of functions, or exercise of powers, by biosecurity officials, including the Director of Biosecurity, who is the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department). This review program is over and above the department’s internal audit and verification programs.
As required by the Act, the Inspector-General consulted with the Director of Biosecurity and the Minister of Agriculture in the development of the review program. The Inspector-General also consulted with departmental officers and key external stakeholders.
Initial review topics are selected with the assumption that further topics might be identified. The topics and scope might be modified as further consultation proceeds and that further reviews might be required as external needs arise.
|Review topic||Strategic management of the department’s biosecurity science resource.|
|Scope||This review will assess the effectiveness of the department’s strategic management of its biosecurity science resource to achieve its purpose, objectives, and priorities in the national biosecurity system.|
Review program 2022-25
|Adequacy of the department’s management and use of its data assets||This review will consider the effectiveness of the department’s management and use of its data assets to underpin evidence-based decisions, and the data policy and its implementation in the Biosecurity and Compliance Group.|
|Environmental biosecurity - management and policy implementation||This review will examine the department’s effectiveness in addressing high-risk environmental biosecurity concerns such as myrtle rust and browsing ants, and the effectiveness of the department’s implementation of the Chief Environmental Biosecurity Office.|
|Northern Australian Biosecurity||This review will examine the implementation of the northern Australia biosecurity strategy 2030.|
|Appropriateness of the department’s arrangements for stakeholder engagement in the national biosecurity system||This review will consider the appropriateness of the department’s arrangements, practices and platforms to effectively engage with stakeholders in the national biosecurity system.|
|Effectiveness of the department’s animal health policy and implementation||This review will consider the effectiveness of the department’s governance arrangements for animal health policy, international engagements and their national implementation, and the department’s leadership in national arrangements for animal health.|
|Assurance and verification in the department||This review will assess the department’s strategic planning of the assurance and verification function; the effectiveness of implementing and delivering the department’s regulatory assurance framework.|
|Implementation of Inspector-General of Biosecurity recommendations||This review will assess the effectiveness of the department’s management and implementation of previous IGB recommendations.|