Biosecurity: International Dimensions, Threats and Strategies

June 27, 2014

Ganesh Pant
Ganesh Pant, supported by the Fund for training at AAHL

Recent media reports around biosecurity have covered an exotic beetle incursion from China, the likely track for the blow-in of pests from New Zealand to Tassie, discussion of whether biosecurity should be under the agriculture or immigration departments, and new measures to stop activists trespassing on farms. It’s obviously an area with varied interesting developments.

But there is important, ongoing work in our region, rather than events at home, that has arguably equally important impacts for Australian farmers, our economy, scientists and biosecurity research and policy.

As part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness of the benefits to Australia from aid-funded international agricultural research after the launch of our “Doing Well by Doing Good” Report, join us for a discussion of biosecurity issues with representatives of key bodies in efforts at home and internationally:

Tony Gregson
Tony Gregson
  • Dr Tony Gregson is a farmer in the Wimmera, Chair of Crawford Fund Victorian Committee and of Plant Health Australia, with an extensive science and corporate research management background.
  • Dr Nick Austin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, which funds significant biosecurity research and projects in our region.
  • Dr Peter Daniels, Deputy Director at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory.

Details of this forum at the Rural Press Club Victoria follow:

Biosecurity: International Threats and Strategies Breakfast

The Asian citrus psyllid, which causes destructive Citrus Greening – a focus for Fund training
The Asian citrus psyllid, which causes destructive Citrus Greening – a focus for Fund training

Date: Friday 18 July
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Location: CQ Functions, 113 Queen Street (between Bourke and Little Collins Streets)
RPC Members Price: $40
Student Members Price: $40
RPC Non-Members Price: $45
Bookings: On-line registration
Parking: On-site parking (off Little Collins St.) and overflow parking within 3 minutes’ walk.
Queries: Please contact Sonya Sherman at admin@ruralpressclub.com or 0412 712 111.
Website: www.ruralpressclub.com
Dress Code: Business Attire