Dr Pam Swepson Writer and Researcher.


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17 Jul 2019

Hundreds of fire ant nests infesting front yards in new housing estate in Ripley Valley. Another Biosecurity Queensland failure. Time for a Royal Commission.

Hundreds of fire ant nests are infesting virtually every front yard of a new housing estate in Ripley, Ipswich: as well as kid’s playgrounds, footpaths and shopping centre car parks. People carelessly or accidentally moving fire ants in fire ant carriers like soil, mulch, compost and turf is the main reason fire ants now infest 500,000ha of south...

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15 Jul 2019

Huge retail complex heavily infested with fire ants because of Biosecurity Queensland's token gesture treatments. Wastes public money. Puts public at risk. Time for a Royal Commission.

A huge shopping complex in Oxley, in Brisbane’s south-west, home to big name retailers Bunnings, The Good Guys, JB Hi Fi, Supercheap Auto, Macdonalds and others, is heavily infested with fire ants because of Biosecurity Queensland’s token gesture treatment program. Field staff are told to treat nests the public report, but not the dozens of unr...

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07 Jul 2019

Biosecurity Queensland now asking the public to COLLECT potentially deadly fire ant samples. Unbelievably risky! Time for a Royal Commission.

Drowning in a backlog of thousands of untreated nests, Biosecurity Queensland is now asking the public to do its own work and collect samples of potentially deadly fire ants: putting the public at unbelievable risk! Biosecurity Queensland relies on the public to report fire ant nests. And they do! They have found 80% of new nests. Biosecurity ...

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