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Keep the Toowoomba Biosecurity Queensland Animal Disease Surveillance Laboratory

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Celia Dodd
C/- Equivet Australia P/L
142 Jimna Springs Road

Total Signatures - 531

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 29/11/2012

Tabled Date: 29/11/2012

Responded By: Hon John McVeigh MP on 14/12/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the proposed closure of the Toowoomba Biosecurity Queensland - DAFF - Animal Disease Surveillance Laboratory (ADSL).


This laboratory services the Beef, Dairy, Equine, Goat, Pig, Poultry, Sheep and other livestock industries of the Darling Downs, Western, Central and Southern Queensland. It provides vital frontline protection against diseases that have the potential to decimate these industries with potentially devastating public health, economic and social impacts throughout Queensland and nationally throughout Australia.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to retain the existing laboratory in Toowoomba and to continue these services at the existing premises with facilities suitable to the requirements of this vital work.