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Flower buff fails to bluff biosecurity officershttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/flower-buff.aspxFlower buff fails to bluff biosecurity officers04/06/2018 14:00:00A man was convicted and fined $1000 at the Northern Territory Local Court on 15 May 2018 for attempting to smuggle plants, bulbs and seeds into Australia. GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#27340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a;L0|#027340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a|Plants;GP0|#c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754;L0|#0c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754|Prosecution
Media statement: National response to Citrus canker detectionhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/national-response-citrus-canker-detection.aspxMedia statement: National response to Citrus canker detection31/05/2018 14:00:00Australia has responded swiftly to the recent detections of citrus canker in Northern Territory using established arrangements that are in place to support a rapid, nationally-coordinated response to pest and disease detections.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals
Media statement: Beef imports from Japanhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/beef-imports-from-japan.aspxMedia statement: Beef imports from Japan31/05/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved the recommencement of chilled or frozen beef imports from Japan.GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852;L0|#0f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852|Food;GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GP0|#5b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab;L0|#05b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab|Food safety
Rare wild cats have arrived, feline wellhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/rare-wild-cats-have-arrived.aspxRare wild cats have arrived, feline well29/05/2018 14:00:00A rare and unusual species of wild cat native to Africa can now be seen in Australia, with biosecurity officers playing a key role in ensuring the cats arrived safely and did not pose a risk to our environment, plant, animal and human health.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#a98274c3-5d34-4ca7-bf9d-8b6aa05f4ee6;L0|#0a98274c3-5d34-4ca7-bf9d-8b6aa05f4ee6|Zoo
Budding biosecurity risk uprooted in Brisbanehttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/budding-bio-risk-brisbane.aspxBudding biosecurity risk uprooted in Brisbane28/05/2018 14:00:00Australia’s biosecurity officers have uncovered a significant plant risk at Brisbane Airport, after a passenger was found to be carrying concealed citrus budwood in the inner tubing of a tyre.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases;GP0|#27340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a;L0|#027340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a|Plants;GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GP0|#45661543-22ea-4086-a330-c7f923e13ef2;L0|#045661543-22ea-4086-a330-c7f923e13ef2|Airports
Media statement: Single Canine Influenza Virus positive test result at Victorian PEQhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/canine-influenza-virus0520-9433.aspxMedia statement: Single Canine Influenza Virus positive test result at Victorian PEQ19/05/2018 14:00:00A dog recently imported into Australia has tested positive to Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) at the Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility at Mickleham in Victoria.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals
Department’s response to McCarthy reviewhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/department-response-mccarthy-review.aspxDepartment’s response to McCarthy review16/05/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources supports the recommendations made by Dr Michael McCarthy in his review of live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summerGP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#463b4e5c-c979-4047-a3d3-bf2cbb8fc9ea;L0|#0463b4e5c-c979-4047-a3d3-bf2cbb8fc9ea|Live animal exports 2018
Last biosecurity beagle on Aussie mainland retires after 63 (doggo) years of servicehttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/last-mainland-biosecurity-beagle-retires.aspxLast biosecurity beagle on Aussie mainland retires after 63 (doggo) years of service10/05/2018 14:00:00oday we celebrate the retirement of the last biosecurity beagle on mainland Australia, highlighting the successful 25-year history of beagles safeguarding our country from exotic pests and diseases.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#45661543-22ea-4086-a330-c7f923e13ef2;L0|#045661543-22ea-4086-a330-c7f923e13ef2|Airports
Exporting a rare tree-t to Canadahttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/rare-tree-t-to-Canada.aspxExporting a rare tree-t to Canada21/04/2018 14:00:00A Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, was today bequeathed to the Canadian people as a gift to mark 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867.GP0|#27340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a;L0|#027340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a|Plants;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports
UPDATE: Qatar abattoir suspension resolvedhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Abattoir-suspended-in-response-to-alleged-ESCAS-breaches-in-Qatar.aspxUPDATE: Qatar abattoir suspension resolved19/04/2018 14:00:00Animals Australia provided new information including footage to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on 9 April 2018 alleging breaches of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) in Qatar.GP0|#463b4e5c-c979-4047-a3d3-bf2cbb8fc9ea;L0|#0463b4e5c-c979-4047-a3d3-bf2cbb8fc9ea|Live animal exports 2018;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports

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