Communique meeting 19 September 2016

19 September 2016

The Biosecurity Advisory Committee (the Committee) held its seventh meeting on

19 September 2016, via teleconference.  The Committee considered the draft framework of the inaugural State of Biosecurity Report that it has been tasked with preparing. The report will focus on current status of biosecurity in NSW, trends and pressures and future opportunities; and utilise results of an attitudinal survey investigating community awareness of biosecurity matters.

The Committee also discussed the latest developments in the drafting of the supporting regulation to the Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) and other aspects of the broader legislation reform project including communications and training. The Committee is confident in the progress and project milestones for the implementation of the Act.

The Committee will meet again in the second half of October.