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In focus: SA PQS Clause 1

In SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard, Condition 7 is all about entry requirements related to the grapevine pest, phylloxera. Clause 1 of this Condition relates to Grapevine material (including for planting a... Read More...

Fruit fly update

With the completion of vintage 2021, Vinehealth advises that we are no longer posting updated fruit fly maps on our website under the ‘Current Outbreaks’ section. Instead, we refer you to PIRSA’s website for t... Read More...

Fruit fly: complexities and challenges

The 2021 National Fruit Fly Symposium was hosted online by the National Fruit Fly Council in early May. Vinehealth Australia Technical Manger Suzanne McLoughlin attended the symposium and said it was clear tha... Read More...

$370m for biosecurity

Keeping Australia safe from harmful pests and diseases is the focus of a $370 million biosecurity spend in the new federal budget, announced last week. The funding includes almost $100m for an offshore... Read More...

Donkey does time

A story on Mirage News grabbed our attention recently, when we read that an American donkey had spent 28 days in quarantine before entering Australia. The American Mammoth Donkey, named Diamond Creek Moonwa... Read More...

Innovation needed in biosecurity

A greater focus on science and innovation is needed to build a stronger, more sustainable biosecurity system in Australia, according to Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Envir... Read More...

Learnings from bushfire response

The challenges of bushfire management are not dissimilar to those of biosecurity, according to Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, who spoke at the Australian Biosecurity 2030 Workshop ‘Building... Read More...