Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Subscribing to get DPIPWE’s Biosecurity Advisories is the best way you can keep yourself up-to-date and fully informed about Tasmanian biosecurity issues. Our Advisories cover topics such as changes or proposed changes to Tasmania’s import regulations, animal health and welfare, plant health, forthcoming regulation reviews and opportunities for public comment, new or emerging pest/disease risks and a range of other matters related to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
If you know an Australian primary prodcuer who takes biosecurity seriously and goes the extra length to avoid diseases, pests and weeds coming on to their property, then nominate them for the 2018 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year by 20 October 2017.
(15/9/2017)Categories: Cropping; Freshwater pests; Gene technology; Horticulture; Invasive Species; Livestock; Marine pests; Pasture; Natural environment; Policy and Legislation; Seeds; Timber imports; Wildlife;
Biosecurity Tasmania is encouraging barley and other grain growers to remain vigilant for signs of Ramularia leaf spot of barley.
(13/7/2017)Categories: Cropping; Horticulture; Seeds; Policy and Legislation; Pasture; Wildlife; Natural environment; Timber imports; Marine pests; Livestock; Invasive Species; Gene technology; Freshwater pests;
Biosecurity Bill 2017: public comment invited on draft legislation
Biosecurity Legislation ProjectBiosecurity Tasmania, DPIPWEGPO Box 44HOBART TAS 7001
Project ManagerBiosecurity Legislation ProjectPhone: 03 6165 email@example.com
(21/4/2017)Categories: Cropping; Freshwater pests; Gene technology; Horticulture; Invasive Species; Livestock; Marine pests; Natural environment; Pasture; Timber imports; Wildlife; Policy and Legislation;
The 2017 edition of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania (PBMTas) will be published on the Biosecurity Tasmania website (www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity) on 14 December 2016. The manual will only be published online, and will not be available in hard copy format.
In terms of more recent plant biosecurity ‘quarantine pest’ declaration changes, besides a number of pest name taxonomic updates, a key change has been the recent revocation of Little cherry virus 2 to a pest of Non-Quarantine status.
(8/12/2016)Categories: Cropping; Freshwater pests; Gene technology; Horticulture; Invasive Species; Livestock; Marine pests; Natural environment; Pasture; Policy and Legislation; Timber imports; Wildlife;
legislative framework released for public comment
A modern biosecurity legislative framework is integral to growing Tasmania's world-class primary industries while protecting our natural environment.
The Future Directions statement is open for comment until December 23, 2016, and there will also be wide consultation when the draft legislation is released early in 2017. This follows the community consultation process on a Position Paper held earlier this year.
The new Act will replace the Plant Quarantine Act 1997, Animal Health Act 1995, Seeds Act 1985, Weed Management Act 1999, Vermin Control Act 2000, Animal (Brands and Movement) Act 1984, and Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994.
You are encouraged to visit Biosecurity Tasmania’s web site to read the Future Direction for a New Contemporary Biosecurity Legislative Framework document and provide feedback.