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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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Fruit fly outbreak declared at Lindsay Point, Victoria

22 May 2019

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) was declared on Tuesday 21 May at Lindsay Point in Victoria, after a detection of a gravid female.

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Ceduna fruit fly quarantine restrictions lifted

14 May 2019

Quarantine restrictions in the Ceduna Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) outbreak area have been lifted following a successful eradication program.

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Sterile fruit fly production boosted with new irradiator at Port Augusta

10 May 2019

The sterilisation rate of fruit flies has been boosted at the Port Augusta-based national facility with the installation of an additional X-ray irradiator at the site.

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