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ICYMI: Member’s Forum presentations – September 2021

28 Sep

On Thursday the 23rd of September participants from the Animal Health Australia member organisations, along with staff and Board Directors came together virtually to discuss and hear about new national campaigns, strategies and new agencies under the spotlight related to the animal livestock industries.

If you missed it, you can view the presentations below:

Presentation on the Trust in Australian Wool campaign – a joint initiative between Wool Producers Australia and Animal Health Australia launched in March 2021.

Facilitator: Dr Ian McDonald, Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, AHA

Introductory remarks: Dr Simon Humphrys, Executive Manager, Biosecurity and Animal Health Systems, AHA

Presenter: Jo Hall, CEO, Wool Producers Australia


A presentation on the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA). This is a newly formed agency that supports communities impacted by disaster, with a strong onground presence and a guiding principle of locally-led recovery.

They also deliver initiatives to reduce risk and lessen the impacts of future shocks. In this presentation the speakers talk to how this agency can complement and augment emergency responses for livestock industries, encompassing topics across preparedness, response, resilience and recovery.

Facilitator: Dr Ian McDonald, Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, AHA

Introductory remarks: Dr Sam Allan, Executive Manager, Emergency Disease Preparedness and Response, AHA

Presenters: Vivianne Johnson, Executive Manager for Policies and Programs and Hannah Wandel OAM, Executive Director of the Resilience Strategy and Design Branch both at the National Recovery and Resilience Agency


VIDEO PRESENTATION NOT AVAILABLE

In May 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment released its Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 report. This report outlines a roadmap to guide projects, initiatives and investments associated with the government’s biosecurity remit. One of those initiatives is the development of a National Biosecurity Strategy. During our Members Forum Kat Waterhouse gave a great presentation about the development of National Biosecurity Strategy and how members can get involved and be engaged in its process. A draft for consultation is due by early 2022.

Find out more – Agriculture Ministers’ Forum | Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (awe.gov.au)

Facilitator: Dr Ian McDonald, Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, AHA

Introductory remarks: Kathleen Plowman, CEO, AHA

Presenter: Kat Waterhouse, Director Biosecurity System Reform, with the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment