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Ag Institute Australia TAS Event - Plant and Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania – Working Partnerships

Wed 28 Aug 2019 @6.30pm - 8.30pm

The AIA Tasmanian Division invites you to attend the following event:

Event Name:        "Plant and Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania – Working Partnerships"
Date:                      Wednesday 28 August 2019
Time:                      6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue:                    Lighthouse Hotel, 33 Victoria Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Cost:                        $22 AIA members, $26 Non Members, $17 Students
More info:              Please contact Les Baxter on 0403 056 676 (

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Registration include 2-course dinner (main course + dessert)

Event information/Content overview:

The Tasmanian Division of Ag Institute Australia will be holding a dinner meeting on Wednesday evening, 28 August 2019 at the Lighthouse Hotel Ulverstone, commencing at 6.30 pm.

The theme for this Dinner Meeting is Plant and Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania – Working Partnerships.   We are fortunate to have two well know and highly respected Tasmanian Biosecurity specialists; Andrew Bishop and Debbie Grull giving presentations at this event.  Andrew will talk about Tasmanian Q-Fly incursion management and Debbie will discuss Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania with a focus on stakeholder partnerships.  These presentations will be followed by a discussion forum on Tasmanian Biosecurity.

Please come and join us for an informative discussion on an important issue for Tasmanian agriculture which has major implications for a wide range of rural stakeholders.

For more information, please contact Les Baxter on 0403 056 676 (


Andrew Bishop B.App.Sc., M.Agr.Sc., CAg., MAIA., GAICD., CF

Andrew works as the Tasmanian Government’s Chief Plant Health Manager with Biosecurity Tasmania.  In this role, he has responsibility for representation (State and National) and decision making in relation to the development and maintenance of the Tasmanian plant biosecurity system.  He also has State responsibility for the operation of this system at pre-border, border, and post-border points and that includes plant biosecurity emergency response.

Andrew is past Chair of the Board of Ag Institute Australia.  He has been a member of the institute for 31 years and served as President of the Tasmanian Division on several occasions during the 1990s. 


Debbie Grull  B.Vet.Sc.

Debbie works as the Tasmanian Government’s North West Veterinary Officer with Biosecurity Tasmania.  In this role, she works in the area of Animal Biosecurity and Welfare.  Responsibilities include industry liaison, import and export matters, disease investigations, welfare investigations, animal biosecurity emergency response and responding to general livestock queries.  Current projects include Bass Strait Livestock Shipping forum, Biosecurity preparedness, Bobby Calf working Group, EBL import requirements review, National Arbovirus Monitoring Program, Private Vet liaison and industry liaison. 





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