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Katter engages with industry after fed biosecurity briefing on cattle disease...

Bob Katter

In response to the biosecurity industry briefing I received on Monday night from the Dept of Agriculture, I have spoken to graziers as well as meat and livestock industry associations to understand what it is that they need from Government on the issue of FMD and LSD. They all agree that the risk is very, very serious and that biosecurity efforts need to be ramped up, particularly at all airports with returning passengers from Indonesia and Bali.

These people are returning from a place that has a very serious disease. Lumpy Skin is mainly carried by mosquitos and biting insects whereas Foot and Mouth is spread from animal to animal and human to animal – both could wipe out our cattle and livestock industry. The farmers tell me they hold serious concerns about the produce coming in from these countries and if you’re not going to ban the flights, then mandatory bag searches must be ramped up immediately at all airports around the country that have planes coming in from Indonesia and Bali.

Read more of the suggestions made in my press release found here:

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Katter engages with industry after fed biosecurity briefing on cattle disease risk

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