Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 07, 2023


One Biosecurity Program

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().29 November 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I thank the honourable member for her question and provide the following response:

1. There are currently 958 producers (PIC holders) registered with the One Biosecurity program.

2. There are currently 37 livestock agents registered with the One Biosecurity program.

3. 89 new producers have registered with the program since April 2022.

4. In response to the detection of FMD and LSD in Indonesia PIRSA has been working in collaboration with national and state industry and interstate governments to increase producer preparedness for EADs. This has been primarily to increase awareness of the clinical signs including the need for early reporting of EADs, reviewing biosecurity plans to ensure introduction and spread of disease is minimised and what is likely to occur should an EAD be detected in Australia. The One Biosecurity platform provides South Australian producers with a unique opportunity to undertake their biosecurity planning and risk mitigation in collaboration with the South Australian government. One Biosecurity is promoted as the preferred mechanism whenever awareness sessions are conducted. Our resources have been directed to reaching as many producers as possible through a range of communication methods.