A secret government report into Australia’s fire ant menace has warned the nation’s agricultural ministers that the nation will suffer billions of dollars in damages to people, business and the environment.
For 15 years we’ve been battling fire ant infestations in Queensland and we’re losing the fight. Unless federal, state and territory governments back eradication to the hilt all our efforts will have been wasted.
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Australia has the worst mammal extinction record in the world, due mainly to invasive species like foxes and feral cats.
With Eucalyptus rust now invading the eastern seaboard, Asian honeybees in Queensland and ongoing pest, weed and disease spread, invasive threats are growing.
The Invasive Species Council is the main conservation group pressuring governments to do more about weeds, pests and diseases that threaten the nature of Australia.
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