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Departmental media releases

  • Going on an ant hunt

    Cairns families are being encouraged to get involved in a new way to find and get rid of electric ants.


  • Keep man’s best friend safe from new tick disease

    The tick-borne disease ehrlichiosis has been detected in dogs in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

    Biosecurity Queensland is undertaking surveillance to determine whether ehrlichiosis is present in Queensland dogs.

    Dog owners and veterinarians are being urged to help keep dogs safe from ehrlichiosis and to report suspected cases immediately to the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.


  • Exotic pest oyster found in Far North

    Increased community surveillance and awareness of marine pests has led to the discovery of the exotic pest species, the black scar oyster (Magallana bilineata) in three Far North Queensland locations.


  • Plant science competition proves resistant to COVID-19

    It’s full-steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s annual Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition, which has been unstoppable despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The competition, now in its 24th year, has moved online.


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