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Don't hop into SA with fruit fly these Easter holidays

8 April 2019

Interstate travellers heading into South Australia during the school and Easter holidays are being reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home and avoid risking a fine.

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Zero tolerance fruit fly message loud and clear

1 April 2019

Permanent signage has been installed on the road to the Yamba Quarantine Station enforcing the message that zero tolerance applies for travellers bringing fruit fly host material into the Riverland.

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South Australia commits to national fruit fly approach

14 March 2019

The State Government has committed to the Commonwealth Government’s Intergovernmental Agreement on Fruit Fly Management and is now urging other states to follow.

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Don’t make SA mad in March – leave fruit fly at home

28 February 2019

Interstate travelers heading into South Australia during ‘Mad March’ are being reminded to leave fruit at home and do not put the state at risk of fruit fly devastation.

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Pack lunch right and minimise the spread of fruit fly

20 February 2019

Parents living in the fruit fly outbreak area at Loxton in the Riverland are reminded to consider the contents of their children’s school lunch boxes to ensure they follow the relevant quarantine restrictions.

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War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release

15 February 2019

The State Government has declared war on the Loxton Queensland fruit fly outbreak with the release of millions of sterile flies beginning this week in a major assault to get rid of the pest.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast

25 January 2019

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared at Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of larvae.

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Zero tolerance against fruit fly at Yamba

4 January 2019

The State Government has stepped up its fight against fruit fly with a zero tolerance approach to come into effect at the Yamba Quarantine Station from today.

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Border sting operation to stop fruit fly

28 December 2018

More than 230 drivers entering South Australia through Bordertown last weekend received fines for illegally bringing fruit into the state in a random roadblock operation undertaken by South Australian biosecurity officers.

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'Eat it or bin it' if you're travelling this Christmas

19 December 2018

Visiting friends and family are being reminded to ‘Eat It or Bin It’ this festive season and avoid putting the state’s fruit fly free status at risk by bringing any fresh fruit and vegetables back into South Australia or the Riverla…

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