Category Archives: Biosecurity

Reports confirm Australia needs improved traceability for goats and sheep

The Australian Government has launched an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) report, Potential socio-economic impacts of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Australia. The launch coincides with the release of a consultation Regulatory Impact Statement … Read more

Australian Red Cross International Volunteering opportunity

The Australian Red Cross is seeking a volunteer Animal Biosecurity Officer to support their work in Bhutan. The assignment is part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government initiative.

With more than half the population of … Read more

High Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak near Young, NSW

Government and industry are working together to manage and control an outbreak of avian influenza H7N2 virus in a large flock of layer hens on a property near Young, New South Wales.

The virus detected on the property is notRead more

World Rabies Day – Saturday 28 September 2013

World Rabies Day is an international campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. The day aims to raise awareness around the impact of rabies on humans and animals, prevention methods and how individuals and organisations can help to … Read more

Winner announced for 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year

In a first for the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards, an aquaculture business has not only been chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, but has taken the title.

The 2013 … Read more

Conference: Science into policy – improving uptake and adoption of research

Information and registration is now available for the Conference: Science into policy – improving uptake and adoption of research, being held in Brisbane over two days, 12 - 13 November 2013.

Researchers and policy makers have recognised there is a disconnect … Read more

Communications Coordinator

Harley McNamara is AHA’s newest member of staff to come on board as Communications Coordinator. He replaces Martin Blaszczyk, who has moved onto a new position at the Australian National University.

Harley will drive awareness campaigns about farm biosecurity and the actions, … Read more

New AHA Surveillance Information Coordinator

Kim Wearn recently joined the team at AHA and has written a short introduction for AHA Update:

I recently join AHA as the Surveillance Information Coordinator working alongside Dr Ian Langstaff, Manager of Disease Surveillance. A focus of my role … Read more

CSIRO launches Biosecurity Flagship

AHA CEO Mike Bond and senior staff attended the launch of the CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship in Canberra last week.

The Biosecurity Flagship initiative brings a national perspective and focus on the science needed to tackle biological threats to Australia. It … Read more

Nominate for Ralph Hood Award – entries close 31 August

The $15,000 Animal Health Australia Ralph Hood Award acknowledges someone with leadership potential and a strong commitment in their organisation or field to improve animal health in Australia. The award will be provided to enable the winner to engage in … Read more

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