A single outbreak has the potential to cost Australia around $50 billion.
NSW Farmers president James Jackson said government had made a timely decision to bolster the country’s biosecurity defenses to help protect multi-billion dollar industries such as agriculture.
“A container levy is one of the most effective and sustainable ways of fostering a strong biosecurity system, as it requires the user who creates a risk to pay for it. It also means funding isn’t at the whim of the government of the day.”
“(Last year) was immortalised as the year of COVID-19, but it was also the year…