2GB | Discussion regarding Australian Biosecurity

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A colleague of mine flew back from Bali yesterday into Brisbane. There were no foot washes or facilities to wash shoes on arrival and a very low percentage of bags were inspected and Gina Rinehart has now spoken out. The businesswoman, says sanitation foot mats are needed in all countries where the disease is present. She says money needs to be spent now where it will actually reduce the problem. She’s told The Australian we don’t want to regret too little action as it’ll be too late once it gets in.

And what about Murray Watt, the Agriculture Minister I love this. He says there’s an 11.6% chance that foot and mouth disease will enter Australia in the next five years. Not 10%, 15%, 11.6%. There’s an 11.6% chance that the disease will enter Australia in the next five years. How does he come up with that calculation? I’ve got absolutely no idea.

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