Queensland mounts wild dogs hunt

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland government has mounted an all-out assault on wild dogs ravaging regional areas by giving just over $700,000 in funding to local councils and Agforce to better control their numbers by baiting, trapping and euthanising the feral hounds. Wild dogs have been a substantial problem for rural areas because of the […]

Department of Agriculture plans $300m mega pound

By Julian Bajkowski Key details of a massive new $293 million national quarantine facility that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests plans to build in Mickleham, Victoria have been revealed to Parliament. Evidence provided by The Department of Finance to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works reveals that new high-tech isolation ark will […]

Asian Tiger mosquitoes found in Melbourne

By Paul Hemsley The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has worked to contain a potential outbreak of Dengue Fever spread by Asian Tiger mosquitoes found in a Melbourne private post entry quarantine centre. Dengue Fever is a tropical disease that is transmitted to humans via mosquito bites. The disease’s symptoms can range from […]

DAFF tracks online users

By Lilia Guan   The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) wants to better understand the behaviours of visitors to its Internet site.   DAFF has purchased PicNet's Mouse Eye Tracking software with a 24 month support package and is using the hosted version of the analytics service to better understand the behaviour of […]


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