Biosecurity Queensland tags a dozen HUGE fire ant nests in Browns Plains, evidence they have been there a long time, undetected and untreated: near a popular sporting facility but with no signage to warn the public, putting the public at risk: a colossal failure by Biosecurity Queensland. 13th June 2018
We know Browns Plains has been infested with fire ants for at least sixteen years and been treated numerous times. Biosecurity Queensland has spent $400m of public money over the past sixteen years to find and kill fire ants. This is the result.
Huge fire ant nests: evidence they have been there, undetected and untreated by Biosecurity Queensland for a long time.
At least a dozen huge fire ant nests in an area of about 100 square metres: evidence they have been spreading, undetected and untreated by Biosecurity Queensland for a long time.
Huge fire ant nests near a popular sporting facility but with no signage to warn the public to be wary: evidence that Biosecurity Queensland puts the safety of the public at risk.
In July 2017, Biosecurity Queensland was promised ANOTHER $400m of public money over the next ten years to continue this incompetence.
If you are as incensed about Biosecurity Queensland’s failure to address the very serious problem of fire ants and this huge waste of public money, you might consider contacting the people who are responsible for the fire ant program and for approving funding for it. They are:
Commonwealth minister for agriculture David Littleproud at firstname.lastname@example.org and
Queensland minister for agriculture Mark Furner at email@example.com