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The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer is focused not only on Australian animal health and welfare, but also involves an important international perspective. Through investment in the Global Agricultural Leadership Initiative (GALI), the Australian Government is stepping up our leadership in international agriculture and food policy discussions.
Read more about the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer’s Engagement in the Indo-Pacific.
With the threat of multiple emergency animal diseases lingering at Australia’s doorstep, including foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), lumpy skin disease (LSD) and African swine fever (ASF), the need to be prepared for disease outbreaks has never been more apparent, and we all as veterinarians have a vital role to play.
As we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer highlights how Indigenous knowledge is an essential component of our biosecurity and disease surveillance efforts across northern Australia.
Outcomes from the World Organisation for Animal Health 89th General Session.