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Fruit fly eradicated from the west coast

25 October 2019

The Thevenard fruit fly quarantine area has been lifted after nine months, following the successful eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly.

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$32,600 fruit fly sting for Victorian drivers

23 October 2019

One in five Victorian drivers pulled over at a Bordertown random roadblock in the lead up to the Labour Day long weekend were found concealing fruit and will be fined $375 each.

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Zero tolerance success as fruit flies stopped at SA border

16 October 2019

Five pieces of larvae-infested fruit were successfully seized and stopped from entering the Riverland by Biosecurity SA inspectors in the first four months of the Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance policy.

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Increased random roadblock program to combat interstate fruit fly threat

13 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government will boost the number of random quarantine roadblocks in the 2019-20 season to further protect South Australia from the threat of fruit fly.

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Motorists' $300,000 school holiday sting

31 July 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance approach at the Yamba Quarantine Station has netted 831 fines totalling $311,625 during the South Australian and Victorian school holidays.

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Don't pack fruit fly in your lunch

23 July 2019

As school returns for another term the State Government is reminding those living in the Lindsay Point outbreak and suspension area quarantine restrictions still apply on moving fresh fruit and vegetables when packing school or work lunches.

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$10 million for sterile insect fruit fly technology

18 July 2019

South Australia’s role at the forefront of Australian research into the sterile insect technology for Queensland fruit fly has been strengthened through a new $10 million funding agreement.

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Bring fruit into SA this winter and get a frosty reception

3 July 2019

Visitors to South Australia over the winter school holidays are reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home to avoid a frosty reception at the state’s borders.

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Weapon against fruit fly unleashed at Lindsay Point

14 June 2019

The State Government has ramped up the fight against a Queensland fruit fly outbreak at Lindsay Point in Victoria with the release of millions of sterile flies this week.

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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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