Dr Pam Swepson Writer and Researcher.
Dr Wylie, Science Manager of Biosecurity Queensland’s Fire Ant Program, recently claimed in a television interview that Biosecurity Queensland had contained the spread of fire ants to 500,000ha of south-east Queensland and stopped fire ants from spreading 69,000,000 ha between Sydney, Mackay and Charleville. A study Biosecurity Queensland com...Read More
In 2001, Minister Henry Palaszczuk rejected scientific advice to tightly contain the spread of fire ants in south-east Queensland to use national funding for an eradication program to create 400 jobs when Queensland’s unemployment rate was 8.5%. Biosecurity Queensland’s 2001-2016 Fire Ant Eradication Program was a gold mine for recruitment...Read More