Evaluation of the Australian Weed Strategy and Australian Pest Animal Strategy (2013)

Independent evaluations of the Australian Weeds Strategy and the Australian Pest Animal Strategy were required by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. The terms of reference for the evaluations require an assessment of the successes and failings of the strategies; analysis of the role of stakeholders and their level of responsiveness to the goals of the strategies; recommendations on the impact of changed policy circumstances, in particular, an assessment of the impact of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity, and identification of policy options and recommendations for the next version of the strategies and whether they are still required. The evaluations were completed by Vicki Woodburn, Judy Lambert and Michael Clarke.