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VIC biosecurity update

A new biosecurity strategy has been announced by the Victorian Government in a bid to strengthen biosecurity systems and prepare for future biosecurity threats.

The new strategy outlines five goals and 20 actions that will aim to safeguard the state against pests and diseases.

The Victorian Government acknowledged that climate change, increased trade and travel, and use of land change will contribute to the increased risk of biosecurity hazards.

“The prosperity and resilience of our horticulture industry and the vital contribution it makes to Victoria’s economy and environment depend on a robust biosecurity strategy,” said Biosecurity Reference Group representative, David Reid.

The Government is focused on preparing Victoria’s $20.2 billion agriculture industry against future threats.

Minister for Agriculture, Ros Spence, highlighted the importance of protecting the agricultural industry: “Victoria’s Biosecurity Strategy focuses on how we can work together to manage risks and build our resilience to emerging threats.”

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 will ensure the total investment towards the preparations against biosecurity hazards, since 2022, will reach $43 million.

In other news: this Black Friday weekend will see advocates for change in the transport industry take to the road as part of an organised truck convoy across the nation.

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