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Biosecurity Qld
Protecting Queensland from the risks & impacts of pests & diseases through the collaborative efforts of all Queenslanders.
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Biosecurity Qld 5h
Some nematodes (roundworms) survive for years underground, without water, in a state of suspended animation - and it’s having a big impact in Qld. Read more about reinform nematodes here: (for sugarcane) or here: (for cotton).
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Biosecurity Qld 9h
Dogs are on the ground every day helping to protect Queensland from exotic pests and diseases. Check out this short film about Udon and Taipan, at the Brisbane Airport, and find out more about the day in the life of an airport detector dog:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 19
If you’re travelling to Australia, you must check what you can and can’t bring with you. @australianbiosec
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 19
This South East Asian box turtle is only turtley awesome when it's in South East Asia. The keeping, breeding and trading of this species in Australia (without appropriate permits) is illegal; penalties apply. Read more:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 18
This great animation by the shows why it is important to work together to keep Australia free of exotic pests & diseases.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 18
Find out how and why biosecurity is so important in Queensland!
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 17
Everyone can help make Australia more . Could your story inspire someone else? Submissions for the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards are now open. Go to to enter. Submissions close 17 May 2019.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 17
Do you ? By choosing Queensland produce first, we can support our hardworking farmers.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 17
If you’ve ever experienced Far North Queensland’s heat and humidity, you’d know that walking ten kilometres a day in gumboots and disposable overalls requires almost superhero qualities. Meet Sam, a surveillance officer with the Panama TR4 Program in Moresby.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 14
Biosecurity Queensland Project Officer Emma Carter is inspiring future graduates on where a career in STEM could take them. Check out her story on the Careers with STEM site:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 14
Old rabbit fence in outback Queensland in the 1960s. Domestic rabbits were first brought to Australia with the First Fleet and wild rabbits were released into Victoria in 1859. For more information visit:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 13
When sourcing fodder supplies, be sure your hay is safe - a recent case in southern Queensland saw 14 cows die after eating hay made from drought stressed crops. There are ways you can manage this risk. For more details go to
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 12
Congratulations Queensland cattle farmer, Melinee Leather, for winning the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award! Read more:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 12
Replying to @pswepson1
The fire ant detection dog program operates under an animal ethics committee (includes independent vets and members of public), which enforces guidelines and scrutinises our work. All field work for program humans and dogs is planned and performed to reduce potential stings.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 12
Hardworking brother and sister, Calla and Canon, have been part of the Fire ant program since 2012. But now they are handing in their leashes to retire! In their 7 year career they have located thousands of nests from Gladstone to Northern NSW. Thank you for your service!
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 12
Recently, assassin snails (Anentome spp.) were surrendered to Biosecurity Queensland from an aquarium shop in Cairns. It is an offence to import or trade assassin snails in Australia. If you’ve seen assassin snails, report it to pestfish@daf.qld.gov.au or call us on 13 25 23.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 12
The Summer 2019 edition of Biosecurity News is out now! In this issue: -Flood recovery continues for producers -Welcome to the ‘Year of the pig’ -Prawn farmers back in business -Industry group to review Qld’s cattle tick line Plus more… Go to:
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 11
Completing a simple survey could play an important part in Queensland's marine pest biosecurity. Survey (open til 29 March) here: Media release here: Pictured: Asian green mussel; Harris mud crabs; Japanese seaweed.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 10
Our Brisbane-based biosecurity officer, David, has been checking sticky insect traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB). Chgeck out this ID guide: and if you suspect BMSB, contact us to report it on 13 25 23.
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Biosecurity Qld Mar 10
Replying to @GailPHamilton
Hi Gail, we are investigating this issue under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001. We take all reports of animals cruelty very seriously. The Wacol piggery site is leased to an independent entity. While this situation is under investigation we cannot comment further.
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