The 2020 National Biosecurity Forum

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Public consultation on the 2020 National Biosecurity Forum is now closed.

How you had your say

Feedback on the 2020 National Biosecurity Forum was open to all forum participants.

Who engaged

The department received feedback from a range of participants in the forum.

What you said

Participants liked:

  • the virtual format (convenience and accessibility)
  • the range of topics
  • the variety and quality of presenters

Suggested areas for improvement included:

  • giving some speakers more time
  • including more speakers from industry and the states and territories
  • improving the registration and invitation process
  • ensuring the platform is accessible to all participants
  • having more interactive elements (breakout rooms etc)

Suggestions of topics for future events included:

  • new technologies and their application (by industry and government) to address biosecurity risks
  • current and emerging biosecurity risks and trends
  • incident response
  • biosecurity innovations
  • cross border issues and harmonisation of protocols
  • industry case studies on implementing biosecurity measures
  • citizen science and community involvement in biosecurity
  • integrated management of biosecurity risks across the continuum – case studies and discussions

What happens next

We are currently collating this feedback to inform our planning of future biosecurity events, and the next National Biosecurity Forum (to be held in November 2021).

Public consultation on the 2020 National Biosecurity Forum is now closed.

How you had your say

Feedback on the 2020 National Biosecurity Forum was open to all forum participants.

Who engaged

The department received feedback from a range of participants in the forum.

What you said

Participants liked:

  • the virtual format (convenience and accessibility)
  • the range of topics
  • the variety and quality of presenters

Suggested areas for improvement included:

  • giving some speakers more time
  • including more speakers from industry and the states and territories
  • improving the registration and invitation process
  • ensuring the platform is accessible to all participants
  • having more interactive elements (breakout rooms etc)

Suggestions of topics for future events included:

  • new technologies and their application (by industry and government) to address biosecurity risks
  • current and emerging biosecurity risks and trends
  • incident response
  • biosecurity innovations
  • cross border issues and harmonisation of protocols
  • industry case studies on implementing biosecurity measures
  • citizen science and community involvement in biosecurity
  • integrated management of biosecurity risks across the continuum – case studies and discussions

What happens next

We are currently collating this feedback to inform our planning of future biosecurity events, and the next National Biosecurity Forum (to be held in November 2021).