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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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Title

Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

Other title

Tabled paper 1496

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2004-10-13

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/284199

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/409060

Page content

An nu al R ep or t Animal Disease Outbreaks Provides a capacity to identify, assess and plan to deal with an emergency or endemic animal diseases. Key Achievements Conducted a successful desktop simulation (Exercise Noonamah) during March 2004. Sixty NT and interstate personnel involved during the three-day exercise to respond to a hypothetical case of Foot and Mouth Disease based on the live export industry near Darwin. Improvements to response planning will be made with the benefit of the exercise experiences. Amended the Stock Diseases Act and regulations to provide improved powers to respond to an emergency animal disease outbreak and to achieve nationally consistent legislation. Agreed to minor variations to the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement and, in the event of a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak, to increase the cap for approved expenditure from 1 % to 2 % of the gross value of production of the affected industries. Increased emergency animal disease response capacity by further training for positions within emergency control centres and 30 field surveillance veterinarians. 54 Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development


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