The Inspector-General of Biosecurity (IGB) is a statutory position created by the Biosecurity Act 2015. The IGB is responsible for reviewing the performance of functions, or exercise of powers, by biosecurity officials under one or more provisions of the act. On 12 April 2016, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources announced, pursuant to subsection 566A(2) of the Biosecurity Act 2015, the appointment of Dr Helen Scott-Orr as the inaugural Inspector-General of Biosecurity. Dr Scott-Orr was appointed for a term of three years commencing on 25 July 2016. In addition to reviewing the performance of functions under the Biosecurity Act, the Inspector-General of Biosecurity may also review the process used to prepare a draft Biosecurity Import Risk Assessment (BIRA).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Biosecurity Act 2015

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    16 June 2016

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Inspector-General Dr. Helen Scott-Orr 25 July 2016 24 July 2019
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