The department of Agriculture today released ‘Country–Handle with Care’, a biosecurity web series that calls on locals and visitors to do their part to protect Australia from the biosecurity risk of pest and disease.
series features biosecurity officers, scientists, and our Indigenous Rangers
who work on the frontline to help safeguard Australia’s environment, plant,
animal and human health against pest and disease risks.
tackles a wide range of pest and disease risks, including Asian honey bees,
Queensland fruit fly and Asian green mussel, which all pose a significant risk
importantly it highlights what visitors and locals can do to be better
biosecurity aware, such as keeping an eye out and reporting potential
The series and
more information on how you can be a biosecurity champion is available on the
department’s website at agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/australia/northern-biosecurity/costa-and-dirtgirl.