Red tape pressures disease monitoring

By Brad Cooper
Updated December 21 2015 - 10:12am, first published May 23 2013 - 4:00am
Dulacca beef producer Lee McNicholl, who was a practising veterinarian during the height of the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign (BTEC) in the 1970s and 80s, is still reeling from massive cost increases in forwarding samples to the Coopers Plains facility.
Dulacca beef producer Lee McNicholl, who was a practising veterinarian during the height of the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign (BTEC) in the 1970s and 80s, is still reeling from massive cost increases in forwarding samples to the Coopers Plains facility.

BUREAUCRATIC red tape and massive cost hikes to transport delicate pathology samples across the State are threatening to erode Queensland's must-win fight against exotic diseases.

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