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Senate inquiry launched into biosecurity measures

After weeks of debate about the Federal Government’s response to the heightened threat of Foot and Mouth disease entering Australia, a senate inquiry into the country’s biosecurity responses has been called.

The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will head up the inquiry with a report due on the 10th of October.

According to its terms of reference, the committee will examine two main aspects of biosecurity.

  • The adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in-particular foot-and-mouth disease and varroa mite

  • Response to and implementation of previous reports on biosecurity

Any other related matters can also be put on the agenda.

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