Global Category: invasive ants

A volunteer clears out gorse with the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare group.


We’ve compiled a list of Bushcare, Landcare and Coastcare groups across Australia to help you connect with locals working on weeds.

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Gamba grass has been found in Kakadu. Photo: Pen Ash | Pixabay

Gamba grass

Gamba grass was declared a weed by both the Queensland and Northern Territory governments thanks to our efforts.

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Blackberry. Photo: Matthew Baker

Weedy garden escapees

The majority of Australia’s weeds have been introduced deliberately, and most of them have escaped from gardens (garden escapees), doing terrible damage to our natural environment.

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Pampas grass. Photo: Kirt-Edblom | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A safe list to stop new weeds

To combat Australia’s worsening weed problem, the most important reform for weed prevention would be new laws to create a list of safe plant species that can be sold and moved in each state and territory.

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Myrtle rust infecting Agonis flexuosa. Photo: NSW Department of Industry & Innovation

Myrtle rust

In April 2010 a new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia’s ecology was detected in NSW. Australia was caught off-guard in responding to this new incursion.

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Swabbing a frog for chytrid fungus.

What are pathogens?

Pathogens, known to most people as germs, are viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease when they infect other organisms.

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