Deadly pig disease African swine fever tests found positive in The Philippines
A deadly pig disease that has decimated herds across Asia has spread closer to Australia with The Philippines confirming it has tested positive to African swine fever.The virus is a highly contagious disease that can affect domestic and wild pigs It is usually fatal in infected pigs There is no treatment or vaccine available The most likely sources of infection are pork products, porcine genetic material and incursions by infected pigs The spokesman said the department would hold a simulation exercise late this year"to test our disease response capabilities and make sure we're as prepared as we can be". African swine fever does not affect humans but is deadly in pigs. , Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Australian Pork Limited estimates an outbreak of the disease in Australia could have significant flow-on effects for the Australian economy. "We estimate the flow-on effect from losing any of our industries … could go up to in excess of $50 billion, depending on the recovery time frame," APL chief executive Margo Andrae said. Topics: Read more: ABC News
Australia quarantine & customs hopefully aware of this, swine fever, we have enough swines without the deadly fever already, then again some like child sexual abusers William Tyralls Sam Knight G Pell a likes can be deadly swines also, so many its not funny Pork adobo is off the menu!!!! Why people ever want to eat pigs is beyond me.
Biosecurity levy still in limbo as African Swine Fever tipped to spreadAustralia's chief vet says a highly contagious disease that's led to millions of pig deaths is set to spread. The government, meanwhile, is yet to implement a new biosecurity levy beset by costly delays. Auspol forget subsidies to foreign owned coal miners how about we protect our food supply? Liberals Labor ScottMorrisonMP AlboMP zalisteggall JacquiLambie
Drug testing welfare recipients 'has shown a remarkable success rate' | Sky News AustraliaLiberal MP Dave Sharma says no one will have their welfare payments cut if they test positive to drugs, “it just means they’re going to get treatment options”. \n\nStaunchly defending the Coalition's proposed plan to drug test welfare recipients, Mr Sharma said “it’s shown a remarkable success rate, in not only helping to get people back in to work, but also in reducing social harm, substance abuse and gambling addiction”. \n\n“It’s about helping people get back on their feet; which I think is very much in line with Liberal policy,” he told Sky News. \n\nWhen asked whether politicians should also undergo drug testing, the Member for Wentworth said “I’d hope any politicians grappling with these sorts of problems, be it alcohol or substance addiction, do seek help”. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia So does that mean Australians will be able to tell politicians their treatment options if they’re high on drugs? Just impinging on personal freedoms. Should start drug testing the electorate of Wentworth...Point Piper, Double Bay, Vaucluse for starters Why not fund more drug rehabilitation services and job skills training facilities LiberalAus JacquiLambie ScottMorrisonMP but you lot want to continue to stigmatise lower socioeconomic classes.
Drug users on welfare 'to receive taxpayer funded rehab' | Sky News AustraliaPeople on welfare who test positive to drugs could receive tens of thousands of dollars for rehab under the Morrison Government’s proposed plan. \n\nThe government revealed welfare recipients who fail drug tests twice could receive up to $65,000 of taxpayer funded rehab. \n\nThe government hoped the new details might sway key Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie. \n \nPrime Minister Scott Morrison said he was “really puzzled by the level of opposition to the government trying to tackle the problem of drug addiction for people who aren’t in work”. \n\n“Helping them get over it with referral to proper services, and funding those services, that seems like a good plan,” he said. \n\nThe government committed $10 million towards rolling out the trial in three areas across the nation. \n\nImage: Getty Don't trust him, another lie. he will leave them in the streets and crime will go up. I understand the reservations people have about restrictions to their personal liberties. However sometimes the ends justify the means if it gets people off substance abuse and into meaningful work. We have a climateemergency unfolding around us. This is just Murdoch and the .LiberalAus deflection from the fires and that we are experiencing climatechange now! auspol
Brutal country that disembowels manThe exiled leader of Papua’s independence movement has warned of a possible bloodbath after weeks of unrest gripping Indonesia’s easternmost territory turns deadly.
Australia retain the Ashes with a thrilling win in the fourth Test at Old TraffordAustralia have retained the Ashes on foreign soil for the first time in 18 years after a nailbiting win in the last session of the Test match.
Australia successfully retains the Ashes on foreign soil | Sky News AustraliaAustralia has retained the Ashes on day five of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.\n\nNeeding eight wickets to secure the Urn away from home for the first time since 2001, the tourists were forced to work all day before they finally sealed a 185-run victory.\n\nJason Roy and Joe Denly began the day at the crease and thwarted the Aussie attack for a while, before the hero of Day Four struck again.\n\nPat Cummins dismissed the struggling Roy for 31, and then claimed the big scalp of Ben Stokes. \n\nWickets were falling steadily for the home side, who were 8\u002F178 shortly after tea.\n\nA gutsy effort from Craig Overton and Jack Leach threatened to cut short the Aussie celebrations, but eventually they broke through.\n\nSteve Smith was named player of the match for his 211 in the first dig.\n\nImage: AP What happened to 'man of the match' PC crap from Sky.