Exploring the Coherence of Aotearoa New Zealand's Biosecurity Regulatory Framework

Host Faculty: Law
General Subject Area: Law, Policy
Project Level: Master's
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In 2019, the government announced an overhaul of the Biosecurity Act 1993. It stated that since its inception in 1993, the biosecurity context in New Zealand had changed and the Act needed to adapt to modern biosecurity threats. In particular, the growth of trade and tourism, increased arrival of small packages in the country due to online shopping, and climate change contributed to this change.  Apart from the Biosecurity Act 1993, the framework includes four other major statutes, a wide range of regulations, national and regional plans, as well as other legal and political instruments that regulate biosecurity in New Zealand. 


Supervisor: Sascha Mueller

Key qualifications and skills

Strong legal or law related skills and an interest in applying those skills to biosecurity.

Does the project come with funding

Yes - $27,000 stipend + domestic fees

Final date for receiving applications

November 2022


Law, policy, biosecurity