The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has received the High Court's decision on the long-running Psa litigation. We are now carefully considering its findings and implications for current and future biosecurity activities.
The 500-page document traverses events dating back 12 years, pre-dating the establishment of MPI, and requires a thorough examination. We cannot rush this process.
Once we have completed consideration of the judgment, a decision will be made on whether to appeal. That decision must be made by the Solicitor-General, not MPI.
Until then, we will be making no further comment.
MPI is continually enhancing and improving the way it manages pre-border risk and processes at the border.
We have confidence in our current biosecurity system and in the continued robustness of it going forward.
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