Under the Biosecurity
Act 2014, individuals and organisations whose activities pose a biosecurity
risk will have greater legal responsibility for managing them. This general
biosecurity obligation (GBO) means they must take all reasonable steps to
ensure they do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant.
A biosecurity risk
exists when you deal with any pest, disease or contaminant, or with something
that could carry one of these. This includes moving or keeping a pest,
disease, contaminant or animals, plants, soil and equipment that could carry a
pest, disease or contaminant.
A biosecurity event is
caused by a pest, disease or contaminant that is, or is likely to become, a
significant problem for human health, social amenity, the economy or the