Biosecurity fears rise with illegal boat arrivals, call for increased naval patrols

JG
Updated February 22 2024 - 6:53pm, first published 6:22pm
Pastoralists and Graziers' Association of Western Australia president Tony Seabrook. Picture supplied.
Pastoralists and Graziers' Association of Western Australia president Tony Seabrook. Picture supplied.

The political storm over illegal boat arrivals has changed tact, with a peak farming body calling for increased defence patrols in northern waters to safeguard against a biosecurity breach that could shut down the nation's livestock industries.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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