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Hopping onto rabbit control

17 June 2019

Landholders and producers impacted by rabbits are being invited to get the latest tips on controlling Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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Weapon against fruit fly unleashed at Lindsay Point

14 June 2019

The State Government has ramped up the fight against a Queensland fruit fly outbreak at Lindsay Point in Victoria with the release of millions of sterile flies this week.

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State Government to get the hop on kangaroos

7 June 2019

The State Government is delivering measures to help tackle kangaroo overabundance across South Australia, including a pilot program to increase commercial kangaroo harvesting, as well a proposed expansion of the harvest zone.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared at Lindsay Point, Victoria

22 May 2019

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) was declared on Tuesday 21 May at Lindsay Point in Victoria, after a detection of a gravid female.

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Modern Biosecurity Act to strengthen pest and disease defence

20 May 2019

The State Government has taken the first step in its plan to develop a modern 21st century Biosecurity Act for South Australia with consultation underway with key industry stakeholders.

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Feral deer management meeting

16 May 2019

Upper South East landholders concerned over feral deer in the region met in Kingston this week to discuss the issue and new requirements involving the management of the pest.

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Ceduna fruit fly quarantine restrictions lifted

14 May 2019

Quarantine restrictions in the Ceduna Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) outbreak area have been lifted following a successful eradication program.

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Support sought from WA for hay to drought-affected farmers

10 May 2019

As a measure to provide additional fodder options for drought-affected livestock farmers, the State Government is seeking an urgent investigation by the Western Australian Government to certify the green snail pest is not prevalent in the northern wh…

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