The Global Biosecurity 2010 conference is shaping up to be a very successful event. At the time of writing we have over 350 registrants from across the sectors and around the world. If you have not yet registered I encourage to register for this inaugural conference.
The re-bid process continues. The taskforce met yesterday (20 January) to progress planning and the outcomes of the meeting were very positive. An information paper covering the outcomes of the meeting will be posted early next week. Over the coming weeks I will be having discussions with a number of potential participants that will assist in shaping a successful bid.
The deadline for submission of the re-bid is 2 July 2010. This will require the considerable effort of many individuals to ensure we submit a proposal that has a high probability of being supported. I encourage you to contribute to the process by identifying areas of research that are new and innovative and have the capacity to improve the Australian biosecurity system.