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Administration of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy

Tabled Date:
Wednesday 20th June 2012
Report Number:
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s administration of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy. The ANAO examined whether the department had established effective:

  • administrative and governance arrangements to support NAQS;
  • processes for identifying biosecurity risks and conducting scientific activities to address identified risks;
  • arrangements for managing the quarantine aspects of Torres Strait border movements; and
  • public awareness activities that reflect identified biosecurity risks and support the program’s objectives.

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