Biosecurity Roundtables and National Forum

​Following the inaugural meeting in 2008, the Biosecurity Roundtable became an annual event to provide biosecurity stakeholders with an opportunity to engage with Australian, state and territory government representatives.

Stakeholders indicated that the annual event was a highly valued opportunity, and a series of roundtables in each state and territory was successfully trialled in 2016.

The purpose of the jurisdictional roundtables is to enable stakeholders and government agencies to discuss issues, hear views, and provide their perspectives and expertise on biosecurity-related issues facing their region.

For enquiries about future roundtable and forum events, or to register your interest, contact the Biosecurity Roundtable Secretariat.

Roundtable feedback

Stakeholder feedback from the 2016 roundtables was very positive:

  • 97% of respondents said they found the roundtable useful
  • 100% said they would recommend the roundtable to others.

Participants use the roundtable event to:

  • build relationships
  • demonstrate a commitment to open and honest engagement
  • educate and inform others about current and future biosecurity challenges
  • provide the opportunity to network and explore ideas about the future direction of biosecurity
  • discuss governments’ biosecurity commitments and activities
  • discuss issues specific to stakeholder groups.

Roundtable reports

A summary of discussions from each jurisdictional roundtable was circulated to attendees after the event.

The roundtable reports are provided below.

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National Forum report

A summary of discussions from National Forum that was circulated to attendees after the event.

The report is provided with a copy of the day’s agenda and biographies of the speakers.



Privacy Notice - Meetings, Roundtables and Forums

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