Bird flu strains detected in Victoria are not the same as those found recently in US dairies and pose little threat to Australian cattle. Credit: Parilov, Shutterstock.

Victorian bird flu outbreak poses little risk to Australian cattle

Avian influenza strains at Victorian poultry farms are different to those infecting US dairy cattle.

19 June 2024

Senators stop Biosecurity Protection Levy progressing. Credit: Eric Buermeyer, Shutterstock.

Biosecurity levy blocked as The Greens declare official opposition

The Greens officially joined the Coalition, One Nation and independent MPs in opposing the BPL.

17 May 2024

The WA Government will invest $26.2m in the state's biosecurity systems, including three million to manage the impact of feral deer and pigs. Credit: DPIRD.

WA biosecurity to receive $26.2m boost

The WA Government has committed $26.2m to bolstering the state's biosecurity.

02 May 2024

The Australian Greens and other federal cross-benchers have supported farmers in strong opposition to the Biosecurity Protection Levy. Photo: Gareth Willey, Shutterstock.

Australian Greens take strong stance against biosecurity levy

Australian Greens vow to vote against the BPL in the House of Representatives.

22 March 2024

 NFF president David Jochinke said the report was another example of independent analysis supporting producers' claims are entirely valid. Photo courtesy of NFF.

Academics back opposition to proposed biosecurity levy

ANU academics have validated concerns about the proposed BPL, and offered two alternatives.

25 February 2024

 Peak farming bodies want more information on adjustments to the controversial biosecurity levy. Photo: Ben White.

Biosecurity levy adjusted but questions remain

Industry leaders are calling for clarity on changes to a proposed biosecurity levy.

14 February 2024

 Farm groups have united in a push to scrap the proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy, which is due to be implemented by July. Picture Mark Saunders.

Farms groups unite against biosecurity "tax"

Farm groups are urging the Government to scrap the biosecurity levy.

19 January 2024

The Productivity Commission has shone a light on a proposed biosecurity levy. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Biosecurity protection: levy or tax?

A new report reinforces Biosecurity Protection Levy concerns.

15 December 2023


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