Video transcript: Biosecurity preparedness - follow-up report
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Title: Ministry for Primary Industries: Preparing for and responding to biosecurity incursions - follow-up audit
Dearna Sullivan (Performance Auditor):
In 2013, we looked at how effectively the Ministry for Primary Industries was preparing for and responding to biosecurity incursions. We found several significant weaknesses in the system and made seven high-level recommendations for the Ministry. This year, we went back to follow up on their progress. [Image of report cover.]
We found that overall the Ministry is better prepared for a biosecurity incursion. They've streamlined many processes, developed performance measures, and their work on foot and mouth disease readiness sees us much better prepared for a potential foot and mouth disease outbreak than we were in 2013. Also, the Ministry is aware of the need to continue these improvements and is committed to making the ongoing improvements.
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