4 Sep 2009

New biosecurity measures announced

5:42 am on 4 September 2009

Cost-sharing and decision-making agreements with primary industries are included in new biosecurity measures announced by the Government.

Biosecurity Minister David Carter says the aim is to have a more effective post-border system for dealing with introduced pests and diseases.

The Government has struck a $25 million deal with AsureQuality to cover biosecurity response field operations for 10 years.

It's also proposing to keep funding bovine tuberculosis management by $30 million per year up to 2015.