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It's important to correct some correct claims by opposition politicians. To make it crystal clear: funding has not been cut for biosecurity in Budget 2013.

Appropriations for ‘border biosecurity monitoring and clearance’ were temporarily higher in last year’s Budget because $5 million in funding was brought forward from 2011/12 to pay for the Joint Border Management System (JBMS), and $1 million for the merger to create the Ministry for Primary Industries was also brought forward.

  • Nathan Guy
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  • Steven Joyce
  • David Carter
  • Amy Adams
  • Phil Heatley
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