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REview of the BAM Act - Have your say

Stage 3 of the review is now closed

The third and final engagement stage of the review is now complete. The independent panel thanks all of those that provided comment on the reform opportunities.

The independent panel is now considering the comments made through Stage 3 and will deliver its final report to the Minister for Agriculture and Food later this year.

The 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 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 was plenty to talk about.

The independent review panel has delivered a comprehensive three-stage engagement process to understand how the BAM Act has supported WA over the past 10 years, and how it can continue to do so - and be sure that its recommendations to government are well-informed and purposeful.


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 3 of the review is now closed

The third and final engagement stage of the review is now complete. The independent panel thanks all of those that provided comment on the reform opportunities.

The independent panel is now considering the comments made through Stage 3 and will deliver its final report to the Minister for Agriculture and Food later this year.

The 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 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 was plenty to talk about.

The independent review panel has delivered a comprehensive three-stage engagement process to understand how the BAM Act has supported WA over the past 10 years, and how it can continue to do so - and be sure that its recommendations to government are well-informed and purposeful.


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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    You are invited to share your views on the areas for reform presented in the Stage 3 Discussion Paper

    Comments close 5pm Friday 30 June 2023

    Information provided through this survey will help the BAM Act Review Panel formulate its final recommendations to the Western Australian Government.

    You will need to register with YourSay (or sign in if you have previously registered) to complete this survey.  

    To register and find out more information about the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and the review process, visit yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au/bam-act-review-2022

    A copy of your responses will be emailed to you once you have completed the survey. 

    Structure of the survey

    The survey follows the same structure as the Stage 3 Discussion Paper. It is divided into nine reform areas:

    • Reform Area 1: Clarifying the role of the BAM Act
    • Reform Area 2: Working together to protect WA
    • Reform Area 3: Planning and reporting – vital to a better biosecurity system
    • Reform Area 4: Prioritising pests and diseases
    • Reform Area 5: Emergency powers – a necessary precaution
    • Reform Area 6: Compensation can boost biosecurity efforts
    • Reform Area 7: Enabling industries to act
    • Reform Area 8: Community-led pest management
    • Reform Area 9: Compliance with WA’s biosecurity laws

    It is important that you read the discussion paper, particularly the sections for the reform areas that you intend to comment on, before you complete the survey. 

    The review panel is interested in knowing how important you think it is to pursue legislative and/or non-legislative reform in each area, as well as what you think about the identified key outcome/s and opportunities for reform.

    You can skip any Reform Area or opportunity for reform that you do not want to comment on. You can also save the survey as you complete it, and return to finish it at a later date. 

    How to provide comment if you cannot use the online survey

    You are encouraged to provide your comments through this online survey.

    However, if that is not possible, you can request a copy of the survey questions and email or post your response and comments to the address below.

    Email your comments to BAMAreview@dpird.wa.gov.au or post to

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

    Complete the survey
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