BAM Act review

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Stage 1 consultation has closed

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The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) is the foundation that protects Western Australia's environment, agricultural resources and the lifestyle that Western Australians enjoy. It governs WA’s responses to plant and animal pests, weeds and diseases, the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and the safety and quality of our agricultural products.

The Act has has served us well over the last 10 years, but it needs to be reviewed. With growing numbers of pest and disease risks putting pressure on WA's biosecurity system, changing consumer expectations of the integrity, quality and safety of food and agricultural products, and with new technologies and new ways of thinking at our doorstep, there is plenty to talk about.

The review is being carried out during 2022 by an independent six-member panel, appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Food.

Meaningful engagement from WA's biosecurity and agriculture management stakeholders, including the general public, is needed. This will help the Review Panel understand how the BAM Act has supported WA's biosecurity and agriculture management over the past 10 years, and how it can continue to do so - and be sure that any recommendations coming from the review are well-informed and purposeful. The Panel has designed a three-stage engagement process:

  • Stage 1 is open submissions and a survey to identify major themes and issues
  • Stage 2 - stage 1 will provide the foundation for participatory processes to further explore themes and issues
  • Stage 3 will include broader engagement to get feedback on the findings and potential solutions

While the input from WA's agricultural industries is important, all Western Australians are encouraged to contribute. Invasive pests, weeds and diseases also affect fisheries, forestry, our land and aquatic ecosystems, our safety and our way of life. Let's talk.


Contact

Email: BAMAreview@dpird.wa.gov.au | Telephone: 08 9690 2000

Postal address:
BAMA Review Panel
c/- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
PO Box 483
NORTHAM WA 6401

Stage 1 consultation has closed

Click the 'Stay informed' link on this page to subscribe to updates on Stage 2 and Stage 3 engagement activities


The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) is the foundation that protects Western Australia's environment, agricultural resources and the lifestyle that Western Australians enjoy. It governs WA’s responses to plant and animal pests, weeds and diseases, the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and the safety and quality of our agricultural products.

The Act has has served us well over the last 10 years, but it needs to be reviewed. With growing numbers of pest and disease risks putting pressure on WA's biosecurity system, changing consumer expectations of the integrity, quality and safety of food and agricultural products, and with new technologies and new ways of thinking at our doorstep, there is plenty to talk about.

The review is being carried out during 2022 by an independent six-member panel, appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Food.

Meaningful engagement from WA's biosecurity and agriculture management stakeholders, including the general public, is needed. This will help the Review Panel understand how the BAM Act has supported WA's biosecurity and agriculture management over the past 10 years, and how it can continue to do so - and be sure that any recommendations coming from the review are well-informed and purposeful. The Panel has designed a three-stage engagement process:

  • Stage 1 is open submissions and a survey to identify major themes and issues
  • Stage 2 - stage 1 will provide the foundation for participatory processes to further explore themes and issues
  • Stage 3 will include broader engagement to get feedback on the findings and potential solutions

While the input from WA's agricultural industries is important, all Western Australians are encouraged to contribute. Invasive pests, weeds and diseases also affect fisheries, forestry, our land and aquatic ecosystems, our safety and our way of life. Let's talk.


Contact

Email: BAMAreview@dpird.wa.gov.au | Telephone: 08 9690 2000

Postal address:
BAMA Review Panel
c/- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
PO Box 483
NORTHAM WA 6401

BAM Act review - Let's talk

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