Invasive species, including animals, plants, and diseases, have significant economic, environmental, and social impacts. They place considerable pressure on native wildlife and in some instances have contributed to the decline or extinction of native species.

The Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy 2019–2024 contains 6 objectives with associated strategic actions for combating invasive species.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess how effectively state government entities are managing invasive species.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (including Biosecurity Queensland)
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • selected local governments.
Area of focus
Sustainable communities and environment
Parliamentary Committee
Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee
4 July 2023