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Source: New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

11 Nov 2020

The departments of agriculture and primary industries across Australia have proudly partnered with Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia to develop a suite of interactive and digital resources which showcase the importance of biosecurity across Australia.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Deputy Director General, Biosecurity & Food Safety, Dr John Tracey, said NSW DPI, with all state, territory, and Commonwealth Departments of Agriculture (excl N.T) have partnered in a digital collaboration project to encourage people to take action to manage biosecurity risks.

A series of audio-visual materials promoting biosecurity have been developed and will be used in a national publicity campaign throughout 2020-2021, including an independent website, podcasts, mini-videos, and quizzes.

“The Mission: Biosecurity website, comprising a series of short videos, games and podcasts, will enable visitors to discover what Biosecurity is, how it can impact our way of life and how we can all help protect our environment, community and economy from biosecurity baddies,” Dr Tracey said.

“The materials delivered through this collaboration will bolster our digital engagement and help promote the benefits of, and need for, strong biosecurity in Australia.

“They will also showcase the vital work that our staff and researchers undertake in the biosecurity space nationally.

“This project aims to highlight each of the participating state’s priorities and provide a nationally consistent biosecurity message and approach,” Dr Tracey said.

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