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Departmental media releases

  • Look out for dog disease after the rain
    • Keep an eye on your dog after the wet weather for any signs of the tick-borne disease ehrlichiosis.
    • A number of dogs have been infected by ticks across much of northern Australia, including Queensland.
    • Keep your dog out of ticky areas, such as the bush, and for more information on what to look for visit and search for ‘ehrlichiosis.


  • Shark control nets restored after rough weather

    Shark Control Program nets has now been returned to Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches following last week’s rough weather.


  • Rough weather forces removal of shark program equipment

    Forecast bad weather has forced the temporary removal of Shark Control Program nets from Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches.


  • What lies beneath: understand your soil through testing insights
    • DAF is offering free soil testing and support to Central and Southern Queensland grain growers who want to better understand and manage their soils.
    • Declining soil health is holding back the sustainability, productivity and profitability of Australian farms.
    • This program will help improve decisions and future farm performance.


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