The Plant Health Policy Branch, in collaboration with stakeholders, designs, drives and delivers Commonwealth, national and international policies and programs to protect, confirm and enhance Australia’s plant health status and facilitate safe trade. This is achieved by: • providing focus for national and international plant biosecurity activities • coordinating national responses to plant pests and exotic weeds • promoting reform of the plant biosecurity system • improving plant health capacity and capabilities domestically and in near-neighbour countries and trading partners and domestically • improving national surveillance and diagnostic capability and capacity • assist the department to meet national and international obligations and influence plant health policies. The branch comprises of three sections and the Australian Plague Locust Commission.

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