The Strategy establishes the future direction for improving biosecurity RD&E for Australia’s plant industries. That is, RD&E to manage the risks to the economy, the environment and the community, of pests entering, emerging, establishing or spreading.
The vision for the Strategy is:
Australia has world leading science-based systems and capability for safeguarding our plant sector from biosecurity threats.
The Strategy will support this vision through efficient and effective national cooperative arrangements and actions for cross-sectoral plant biosecurity RD&E among industry, government, academic and community organisations.
The scope of this Strategy includes RD&E relating to:
- All plant pests affecting plants, plant products or bees and/or impacting on trade and market access.
- All production plant pests that impact on the environment.