Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2015, 12:12
Australia s increased support and involvement with the International Plant Protection Convention has been recognized in Australia and globally. Ms Lois Ransom, a senior Department of Agriculture official, has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the IPPC governing body, the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). In addition to this important position, Australia is also represented on three other key bodies within the IPPC framework. Australian representation in these many positions underscores Australia''s commitment to international plant protection.
In his statement, Australia''s Agriculture Minister, Mr Barnaby Joyce, congratulated Ms Ransom on this achievement and acknowledged Australia s agricultural interests in supporting the department s engagement with the IPPC.