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Foot And Mouth Disease In Bali Leads Ministers To Debate Change In Travel Rules For Aussies

Officials in Australia are debating whether a total ban on all food products being bought into the country from Indonesia would have a positive impact on Foot and Mouth Disease control efforts. Concerns are growing that the risk of the disease reaching Australian shores is increasing. Several tourists returning home to Australia from Bali have …

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Bali Government Urged To Take Action Over Australian Senator’s Recent Damaging Comments

Bali Senator Tjokorda Gede Agung has urged the provincial government to write to the Australian Consulate-General regarding Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments this week about Bali’s response to the Foot and Mouth outbreak. Hanson suggested that Bali’s cows are free to wander in the street and defecate in areas where the public walk.  The statements have …

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Tourism Minister Denies Bali Streets Are Covered In Cow Dung After Attack From Aussie Senator

Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno has condemned the comments of an Australian senator who suggested that Bali’s streets are full of cow dung. Pauline Hanson, a controversial political figure in Australia, addressed parliament about Indonesia’s current outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Her speech, peppered with her usual expletives, suggested that Bali’s streets are filled …

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Bali Safari Park Introduces Measures To Prevent Spread Of Foot And Mouth Disease

Bali, and Indonesia as a whole, are experiencing a major outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease. The virus affected animals with cloven feet like cows, buffalo, goats, sheep, pigs, camels, deer and alpacas. Until now the outbreak has largely been contained within farms across Bali. Now biosecurity measures are being increased across other animal facilities …

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Bali Tourist Handed Hefty Fine At Australia Airport For Not Declaring Fast Food Meal

A last-minute dash to McDonald’s on the journey home to Australia has resulted in an AUD 2664 fine for one Bali tourist. The McMuffin meal was detected at Darwin airport by the terminal’s biosecurity sector dog Zinta. While conducting the biosecurity inspection Zinta and her handler found two egg and beef sausage McMuffins, hot cakes, …

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More Positive Cases Of Foot And Mouth Disease Found In Bali As Cattle Vaccines Run Out

Three more cases of Foot and Mouth Disease have been detected in Tabanan Regency in Bali. The Tabanan Agricultural Service has been proactive in its approach to the newly discovered cases, although vaccines for cattle in the area have run out.  Foot and Mouth Disease, referred to in Indonesia as penyakit mulut dan kudu (PMK), …

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Bali Authorities Concerned Farmers Secretly Selling Cattle Due To Foot And Mouth Disease

Prevention of the spread of foot and mouth disease is not only the government’s responsibility, is what Bali authorities are telling local farmers. There are fears that cases may continue to rise and that local farmers may be inclined to move their livestock to sell them at the market, despite a ban on the movement …

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Australian Columnist Slams Maskless ‘Brats’ Returning From Bali For Not Taking Biosecurity Seriously

Australian columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has published a scathing report about his recent return trip from Bali. Jimmy Thomson, an author, and journalist did not shy away from making his feelings known about his fellow traveler’s apparent disregard for biosecurity measures at airports.  In recent weeks Australia has launched a biosecurity campaign to …

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Australian PM Reaffirms Borders Will Stay Open For Bali Travelers Amid Rising Pressure

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has reaffirmed his stance on closing international borders after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in Indonesia. Ministers across Australia, as well as farmers and other agricultural sector officials, are appealing for borders to be locked since the viral outbreak could cause catastrophic damages to Australia’s beef …

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New Zealand Launches New Biosecurity Measures For Travelers Returning From Bali

Australia has been increasing biosecurity measures for the last few weeks for travelers returning from Bali, and other destinations in Indonesia. This has been due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle on the island. Australia has launched a campaign to get travelers returning from Bali to ditch their flip-flops and has …

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Australian Government Rejects Proposal To Ban Flights To Bali Due To Foot And Mouth Outbreak

Pressure to ban Bali-Australia flights had been mounting in recent weeks due to the discovery of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle on the island. An official proposal to ban flights had been submitted to the Australian government, but the decision has been made to keep flight routes open and increase bio-security measures.  This is …

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New Screening Measures In Place For Australians Returning Home From Bali

As Foot and Mouth Disease continues to spread across Indonesia, authorities in Australia are not taking any chances when it comes to bio-security. The federal government has launched a screening and prevention campaign to hopefully stop the disease from entering the country. According to widespread reports, if Food and Mouth Disease enters Australia the potential …

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