New national quad bike safety standards came into effect on 11 October 2021. The new standards are aimed at reducing Australia's high death toll with a record 24 Australians killed in quad bike accidents in 2020. Included in the standards is a requirement that all new and second hand general use quad bikes imported into Australia from 11 October must meet minimum stability guidelines and be fitted with rollover protection devices.
Up to 25,500 megalitres of high-surety irrigation water is set to flow to Northern Midlands farmers after the Tasmanian Government today confirmed approval of the business case for the $146.88 million project.
As the horticulture sector, and other impacted stakeholders, call for a national approach to Fruit Fly Management (National Fruit Fly Seminar, 2021) it’s timely to bring to light a current, national fruit fly research project.