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Imported roses pose very high risks to Australia because the layered petals provide many hiding places for invasive insects. Photo: anncapictures | Pixabay

Pests in the petals

Australia’s love affair with imported fresh flowers runs the risk of introducing deadly insect invaders into the country, warns Tim Low.

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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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Feral horses

Feral horse numbers are expanding across the Australian Alps and other parts of the country, causing immense ecological damage.

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