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The Papaya Fruit Fly - A Failure of Quarantine – Parliament of Australia

The Papaya Fruit Fly - A Failure of Quarantine – Parliament of Australia | Quarantine | Scoop.it
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Olivia Ferguson's comment, September 24, 2013 11:50 PM
This particular species is not meant to be in australia. From asia and the pacific, it is considered the worst fruit pest. It has out competed the native species and is rapidly destroying crops. The Quarantine system is trying to remove them, and have upped their efforts to keep other insects out of australia.
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QUARANTINE: Horse flu inquiry exposes AQIS's abject failure (Peter Westmore)

QUARANTINE: Horse flu inquiry exposes AQIS's abject failure (Peter Westmore) | Quarantine | Scoop.it
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Olivia Ferguson's comment, September 24, 2013 11:54 PM
Complete failure of the quarantine system is basically when they can't control whatever has come into the country. This is what happened with the recent outbreak of horse flu. It has thankfully opened eyes about the subject, but that doesn't help all the animals dying over it.
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Cane Toad - Australian Museum

Cane Toad - Australian Museum | Quarantine | Scoop.it
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Olivia Ferguson's comment, September 24, 2013 11:41 PM
The cane toad was introduced to remove another introduced species, the cane beetle. This (obviously) didn't go to plan.
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Quarantine: protecting Australia's unique environment - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Olivia Ferguson's comment, September 24, 2013 11:45 PM
This department is meant to keep unwanted organisms out of australia. Unfortunately, it has made mistakes. Foxes, cane toads and a variety of insect species have crossed the sea border and are now damaging australia's environment.
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DPIPWE - Importing Foxes

Restrictions on importing fox and fox products. A total ban remains in force for the importation of live foxes into Tasmania.
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Olivia Ferguson's comment, September 11, 2013 12:46 AM
I personally find it hilarious that they ban fox corpses from entering the country, but actually allowed for and wanted cane toads to come in, which are both alive and capable of reproducing, and poisonous.