2014 State Biosecurity Forum Managing pests Connecting people Date:

Department of
Agriculture and Food
2014 State Biosecurity Forum
4 December 2014
$150 individuals
$75 students
Esplanade Hotel
46-54 Marine Terrace
Fremantle WA 6160
8:00am – 5.00pm
(includes morning tea, lunch
and afternoon tea)
Valuing the future
Connecting people
Managing pests
and diseases
The forum is hosted by the Department of Agriculture and
Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), in association with the
Western Australian Biosecurity Council.
While Western Australia is free from many animal
and plant pests and diseases, border protection
is paramount to halt their entry and
establishment. We do however have some rogue
pests and diseases that challenge us with their
attempts to be part of the landscape.
This forum provides an opportunity to hear from
leading experts in biosecurity and to discuss
some of the solutions to pressing biosecurity
issues facing industry and communities.
Speakers for the forum include:
Andreas Glanznig, Invasive Animals
Cooperative Research Centre: Pest
management and innovation in an age of
smaller Government and fewer land managers.
Stephen D. Hopper, Centre of Excellence in
Natural Resource Management and School of
Plant Biology, UWA: Weeds at home:
observations and theory from travels in the
western Mediterranean and South Africa.
Susanna Driessen, Plant Health Australia:
Emergency Response and Preparedness.
The forum will provide the opportunity for those
with a keen interest in maintaining and protecting
WA’s agricultural industries and aquatic and
terrestrial environments.
The draft Western Australian State Biosecurity
Strategy will be released for public comment at
the forum.
For more information or to register
For more information or to register your interest, please contact:
your interest, please contact:
Amanda Page
Supporting your success
Project Officer, Biosecurity and Regulation, DAFWA
Phone: 9363 4035
Email: [email protected]