Biosecurity Legislation Review
Good biosecurity is about protecting our community, economy, industries and environment from the negative impacts of pests and disease.
The Tasmanian Government has reviewed our current biosecurity legislation and consulted broadly on what a more modern and efficient system for the State may look like.
A Future Direction for a new Contemporary Biosecurity Legislative Framework that has its basis in the Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy 2013-17 was released in November 2016 for further public input and was finalised in early 2017.
The elements of Tasmania's biosecurity system will be brought together in a single piece of framework legislation that builds on what has been successful to date in protecting our biosecurity status.
A draft Biosecurity Bill 2017 has been created that provides an effective and strong legislative framework to support the management of biosecurity in Tasmania. Consultation on the Bill is currently underway.