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Submission to prevent the spread of Myrtle Rust, Maria Hitchcock OAM

3 Sep 2018 9:24 PM | HEATHER MILES (Administrator)

Myrtle Rust is a serious plant disease which has already had, and is likely to have an even more, devastating impact on many threatened species and ecological communities, wetlands of international importance, world heritage properties and national heritage places. 

Myrtle Rust is also having, and will increasingly have, a devastating effect on the built Australian landscape, nation-wide, where more than 60% - 70% of the plants used are Myrtaceae.

Some members may be aware that Native Plants Queensland is leading a campaign for government action against the spread of Myrtle Rust. 

An important part of the campaign is an online petition to the Parliament of Australia seeking a National Myrtle Rust Summit. 

Please sign the e-petition for a National Myrtle Rust Summit straight away. It only takes a few seconds. The petition closes on 19th September when it will be presented to Parliament

Thank you for your support.

Maria Hitchcock, OAM

Go to: this link

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Petitions_List 

Write EN0686 in the search box. (note, that is zero686)

More information here prepared by : Comments on Myrtle Rust Action Plan Rev E.pdf


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