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600 Fined Over School Holidays For Disobeying State Border Laws

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School holiday travellers continue to be reminded about not bringing any fruit and vegetables into the state with borders at Thevenard and Yamba fighting off fruit flies from entering our state. 

Over the school holidays so far, there have been up to 600 motorists fined and 1,284kg of fruit and veg seized at the borders.

Minister for primary industries and regional development Tim Whetstone says South Australia continues to feel the pressure from fruit fly at all entry points and the government is investing in implementing zero tolerance by upgrading the Yamba quarantine station.

Interstate visitors and those travelling home for the remainder of the school holidays are being warned to be vigilant and aware by managing the fruit fly risk, as it can only take one piece of infested fruit to cause devastation to the state.

 

 

 

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