The Science & Surveillance Branch: • oversee the Northern Australia Biosecurity Strategy and its associated implementation plan • deliver the Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Ranger Program (IRBP) which helps protect Australia’s more than $60 billion agriculture industries by contributing to the delivery of enhanced biosecurity capability in northern Australia • conduct surveillance across animal, plant and aquatic health in northern Australia for the early detection of pest, weeds and diseases that may establish via natural and human-mediated mechanisms • manage the biosecurity risks in the Torres Strait through regulated and unregulated pathways • provide invertebrate diagnostics, biosecurity risk advice and technical training for border/post-border, post-entry quarantine and surveillance activities • support regulatory decision-making and biosecurity policy settings with Plant Health Diagnostics, scientific expertise and operational intelligence • are tasked with the eradication of invasive exotic pests of environmental and plant biosecurity significance at or near Australia’s borders • deliver laboratory management, data and systems.

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