More funding, less secrecy and increased border controls: fire ant report released

JG
Updated April 23 2024 - 11:14am, first published April 18 2024 - 5:22pm
A nest of Red Imported Fire Ants. Picture supplied by QDAF.
A nest of Red Imported Fire Ants. Picture supplied by QDAF.

A Senate committee investigating the spread of red imported fire ants in Australia has warned of "disastrous consequences" if the pest was not contained while also blasting state and federal governments for failing to publish the Fire Ant Response Plan 2023-2027 it says was "crucial" to the livelihoods of farmers.

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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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