Biosecurity systems overhaul needed as threats increase, CSIRO warns

November 5th, 2020

ABC Online, 04/11/20, Jess Davis

Scientists are warning Australia’s biosecurity system needs a major overhaul, with the threat of severe biosecurity events like COVID-19 increasing. Even a tripling of investment over the next 10 years would result in an increased biosecurity risk, a report released by the CSIRO today warned. CSIRO’s director of health and biosecurity, Rob Grenfell, said the coronavirus pandemic was a stark reminder of why biosecurity was so important.

Read more: