The 2019 federal budget was a ripper for tackling some of Australia’s most destructive invading ants but has missed a major long-term investment opportunity.
Queensland farmers reeling from droughts and floods will soon face a third threat as weeds and pests ride the floodwaters into new agricultural areas.
As long as Australia has weak biosecurity laws dangerous new environmental invaders will continue to steal into our country. They come in many forms, as weedy garden species, hidden in cargo ships or even brought in and sold as ‘pets’. In the invasion timeline below we’ve listed new invasive species we know have been found…
The Australian government has drawn up a hit list of overseas environmental invaders we need to keep out of the country.
A stunning new book by Kirsha Kaechele begs the question, can we see invasive species as not just a problem to be exterminated, but also as a potential asset?
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2016
The Queensland Weed and Pest Animal Strategy can be significantly strengthened to maximise the effectiveness of invasive species control and management under the new Act.
Seven national priorities for invasive species reform that deliver long-term cost savings, stem biodiversity losses and enhance agricultural productivity.
The Invasive Species Council endorses most of the objectives and actions outlined in this comprehensive draft plan. The plan is mostly clear and succinct.