16 July, 2022
Disease measures in place
BIOSECURITY measures have been ramped up at Australian borders after confirmation that foot and mouth disease (FMD) has reached Bali.
Following official confirmation from Indonesian authorities last week that FMD had spread to Bali, new measures were immediately imposed to protect Australia’s livestock industry from the threat.
Among the measures is the location of biosecurity detector dogs at Cairns and Darwin Airports.
Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Senator Murray Watt said the new measures were in addition to those the government had already put in place when the Indonesian outbreak first began.