Tick review runs behind
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.”