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LINKS TO RESOURCES FOR WA PORK PRODUCERS

 

SOURCING EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 BORDER CONTROLS

The COVID-19 border controls add steps to overseas and interstate recruitment.  If an individual wants to come into WA from overseas they must meet requirements of both the Australian Government and the WA Government. These are two separate processes managed by two different agencies, and are the responsibility of the applicant.

Employees permitted to enter WA will very likely require 14 days of self-quarantine in an adequate facility. Businesses should consider this in their workforce planning.

It is recommended that eligibility for entry is checked and as much pre-approval as possible is undertaken before flights are booked.

Immigration agents should be familiar with requirements for entry from overseas but you should check they have factored in the WA specific rules.

This Workforce Planning document from DPIRD contains useful information on registering employment opportunities with Jobs in Ag.

 

AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. It has established itself in Asia and parts of Europe and continues to spread. ASF has no vaccine and kills about 80 per cent of the pigs it infects.

It was most recently reported in:

  • Belgium, Slovakia and Serbia in Europe
  • China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines,Timor Leste and Indonesia in Asia.

ASF has never occurred in Australia. Its changing distribution means it’s a significant biosecurity threat to our country. An outbreak would be devastating for our pig production and health. It would also damage our trade and the economy.

It is important to note that ASF is no threat to human health.  Below are links to resources with additional information for producers and consumers.

ASF Fact Sheet

ASF - Control measures fact sheet

ASF versus African swine flu - spot the difference

ASF Fact Sheet for small holders

DPIRD resources

 

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

The EFE Scheme

PigBal: Waste management model

PigGas: Greenhouse gas calculator

Piggeries Fact Sheet - Department of Planning and WA Planning Commission

Natural Disaster and Relief Recovery Arrangements - Western Australia Floods 2017

How to apply for disaster relief

How to host a Veterinary Science student

Government Departments


DAFWA

EPA

Department of Environmental Regulation
 

Allied Organisations


APL

Pork CRC

APIQ

PigPass
 

News


Australian Pork Newspaper

Pork Journal
 

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