State Labor has hit out at the State Government over their handling of fruit fly, following a detection in Port Augusta, on top of existing outbreaks in Adelaide & Riverland.
For decades the Riverland & SA’s fruit fly free status has been seen as vital for the regions horticultural industry.
Information provided by the Labor Party, and backed by FOI documents indicates the state-wide Fruit Fly response committee has met only once this year, despite the growing widespread crisis.
Shadow Minister for Regional Development Clare Scriven said two new outbreaks in the last two weeks, including one that is hundreds of kilometres from the others, shows the Minister is failing in this key area and placing SA’s $1.3 billion horticultural industry at risk.
Image - Facebook, Clare Scriven Labor MLC.