Biosecurity officers destroy irreplaceable French plant specimens - ABC Online

A review of Australia's quarantine procedures has been carried out after irreplaceable plant specimens from France were destroyed by biosecurity officers. The department in charge says the documents that came with the material didn't comply with import ...

Australian customs destroys unique plant specimens after quarantine mix-up - Stuff.co.nz

The irreplaceable plant samples destroyed were lichens which dated back to the 19th century. (File photo). Australian customs officials have destroyed two irreplaceable plant specimens that were being loaned to scientists by New Zealand and French ...

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error - BBC News

Australian biosecurity officers have destroyed historic plant specimens on loan from France after a paperwork mix-up. A box of rare daisies from the 1850s had been sent to Brisbane from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. But the pressed ...

Australian biosecurity officials destroy plant samples from 19th-century France - The Guardian

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is conducting a review after plant samples sent to Australia were destroyed by quarantine officials. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images. Plants ...

Australia destroys NZ plant specimens - Radio New Zealand

A Crown research institute has put a ban on sending rare plant specimens to Australia, after biosecurity officers destroyed some plants. Australian biosecurity destroyed a collection of New Zealand lichen specimens destined for the Australian National ...