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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