Tick re­view runs be­hind

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

LNP agri­cul­ture spokesman Tony Per­rett has blasted the State Gov­ern­ment for its tar­di­ness in start­ing a promised re­view of the cat­tle tick line that sep­a­rates cat­tle in in­fested ar­eas from ar­eas deemed tick-free.

A re­view promised by the gov­ern­ment for two years af­ter the sys­tem was over­hauled in June 2016 is yet to hap­pen, though Agri­cul­tural In­dus­try Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Mark Furner says it will start this month.

“All we have seen is the vague com­mit­ment of road­shows with AgForce … in Au­gust,” Mr Per­rett said.

“Well, Au­gust is here and we still don’t have de­tails.

“As a gra­zier and land­holder I know first-hand the in­creased has­sle and cost as­so­ci­ated with man­ag­ing cat­tle across the tick line.”

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