Qld biosecurity regulation review

The new Queensland Biosecurity Act and its Regulation and Guideline will be in force by July 1, 2016.

In October 2014 Biosecurity Queensland released a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) outlining options for a review of biosecurity regulation for industries including bananas.

Comment on the RIS was accepted up until November 21.

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) encouraged growers and industry partners to participate in the review process to have their say on options including changes to:

  • leaf spot regulation
  • quarantine zones
  • backyard plantings
  • fees for biosecurity services.


webinar – October 29

A webinar, or internet briefing, was held on October 29 from 10am to explain options for proposed changes to Queensland Biosecurity Regulation.

To view and listen to the webinar presentation, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HriMSD1R2QI&list=UUh3v9r52il9Zo5_5DNTWXbA


grower briefings – November 12 & 13

Briefings were held at grower meetings in Mareeba (November 12) and at the Cassowary Coast Banana Growers’ Association meeting (November 13).


find out more

To see the RIS, please click on the following link: Qld Biosecurity Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)

To see more information on the changes, go to http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/biosecurity/about-biosecurity/Biosecurity-Act-2014

To see more information and provide feedback, go to https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/2108/view.html

fact sheets and statements

To see a BQ fact sheet on what the review means for bananas, please click on the following link: BQ banana fact sheet

To see a BQ fact sheet on the General Biosecurity Obligation, please click on the following link: BQ fact sheet – GBO

To see a statement from the Qld Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh, please click on the following link: statements.qld.gov.au – have-your-say

See more at: http://abgc.org.au/growers-asked-to-comment-before-nov-21-on-biosecurity-reg-options/#sthash.YZu2N0oq.dpuf



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