June 27, 2014
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:
Details of this forum at the Rural Press Club Victoria follow:
Biosecurity: International Threats and Strategies Breakfast
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 [email protected] or 0412 712 111.
Dress Code: Business Attire