Keeping Australia safe from devastating pests and disease will be the focus of a $370 million federal government splurge announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.
- The government is set to throw hundreds of millions at biosecurity measures in the Budget
- Despite the closure of international borders, producers have continued to grapple with destructive pests
- Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the PM’s announcement proves the government’s commitment to the sector
The funding, to be allocated in next week’s Budget, includes $67.4m for a “national surveillance information system” for Australia’s animal sector.
There’s almost $100m for an offshore assurance program to identify freight containers for intervention,…