AUSTRALIAN BIOSECURITY COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES – RISK ANALYSIS LEADERS WORKSHOP
24th – 26th March 2009, The University of Sydney, Camden
The second meeting of the risk analysis leaders of the ABCRC project assessing the biosecurity risks posed by small landholders, was held at Camden the last week of March. Marta Hernandez-Jover is the leader of this project for the University together with Tony Martin from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia. Jenny-Ann Toribio, Nicole Schembri and Trish Holyoake are members of the research team and attended the meeting.
We had the pleasure of hosting representatives from the Queensland DPI&F (Nina Kung, Sandy MacKenzie, David Pitt and Karen Skelton), NSW DPI (Trish) and DAFWA (Tony Martin, Danny Roberts and Bev Mason). There were three full days of discussions on small landholders and the risks they potentially pose to the livestock industry, which was very useful for the progress of the project.