Industry Influence

Vinehealth Australia makes submissions intermittently to causes it feels strongly about in order to influence strategic change in biosecurity management either federally or within South Australia.

South Australia’s Biosecurity Act

Vinehealth Australia is part of an Industry Reference Group providing feedback to Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA) as they develop a new Biosecurity Act for South Australia.

In November 2020, Vinehealth Australia lodged a submission in response to the public consultation phase that ran between October 14 2020 and November 24 2020.

Click here to read Vinehealth Australia’s submission to the Biosecurity Act consultation.

Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB)

In late 2015, Australian agriculture ministers agreed to an independent review of the 2012 IGAB to consider the implementation and effectiveness of the IGAB and its schedules, and to assess the capacity of the national biosecurity system. Following stakeholder engagement, a draft paper entitled ‘Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity Review Draft Report December 2016’ was released recommending system-wide improvements needed in the short, medium and long term.

Click here for Vinehealth Australia’s submission to the IGAB review.

Click here for the final report delivered from this IGAB review.