Tick line review to be done by spring

Tick line review to be done by spring


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A revised cattle tick line policy is expected to be in place by September, Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has said.

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A revised cattle tick line policy is expected to be in place by September, Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has said.

A working group has now developed a policy to allow a review of the cattle tick line to be initiated by interested parties, including property owners or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The draft policy considers factors including geographic location, risks created or mitigated, sustainability of the proposed amendments to the cattle tick line and expected regulatory impacts.

It has been shared with producers at a series of 12 meetings held at key tick line locations across Queensland.

There has generally been positive support for the proposed policy changes, and the meetings were well attended with very productive conversations arising from these gatherings," Mr Furner said.

"Biosecurity Queensland is now collating the feedback for reporting back to the tick line review working group with proposed changes.

"It is expected that the policy will be finalised and approved by September 2019."

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