LAST TICK BOARD MEETING- AN HISTORIC DAY

Last Tick Board Meeting- an Historic Day

15 May 2007

“Today is an historic day for the local farming community, with the Tick Board meeting for the last time.” Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP said today.

“The Tick Board has provided advice, guidance and regulation on tick matters to thousands of farmers since the 1900’s and has met for the last time today.

“I would like to thank and congratulate all of the Board members, past and present for their tireless work addressing tick issues.”

Mr George said tick outbreaks could be devastating to rural industries and the Tick Board had provided a coordinated strategy for tick prevention.

“I wish the current Board members all the best for the future and trust the new arrangements for tick prevention will be as adequate.

“However, I am very concerned about the number of tick outbreaks reported in recent times and the State Governments lack of a future tick strategy for not only Northern NSW but also the rest of the State.

“It is vital that the cost for tick prevention is not borne by rural producers alone in terms of time and money,” Mr George said.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577