Biosecurity Matters Newsletter

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Biosecurity ​Matters​​

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​Biosecurity Matters is a bi-monthly, online newsletter providing readers with a greater understanding of the department's work in managing biosecurity risks overseas, at the border and within Australia. 

It contains stories about important biosecurity matters, pest and disease discoveries, events, news for importers and exporters, as well as amusing and interesting biosecurity seizures from our airports, seaports and mail centres. ​

The newsletter was previously published as a quarterly, hardcopy publication, but is now available as a bi-monthly, online newsletter.

Current edition

August 2019 edition includes:

  • Comply with laws or pay the price
  • New tricks: retraining our dogs to detect exotic stink bugs
  • Check out Australia’s new biosecurity website
  • Strict biosecurity protocols for imported grain
  • Izzy snags a pear of bags at Sydney Airport
  • Quaint name, serious business
  • Passenger slip-up could cost banana industry
  • PIC@PEQ: innovation in action
  • App helps identify bad butterflies and misbehaving moths
  • Biosecurity emergency preparedness workshop hones our skills
  • Modernising Australia's agricultural trade goes hand-in-hand with a strong biosecurity system
  • White papers deliver strong biosecurity outcomes in the north
  • Trip to Oz goes from bag to wurst
  • Costa Georgiadis and Invasive Species Council CEO Andrew Cox at the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium

Read the current edition of Biosecurity Matters - August 2019.

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