Fire ants inquiry shines light on decades of failure

By Tracey Ferrier
Updated March 4 2024 - 7:05pm, first published 7:01pm
A Senate inquiry is investigating the impact red imported fire ants could have on Australia. (Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS)
A Senate inquiry is investigating the impact red imported fire ants could have on Australia. (Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS)

Efforts to eradicate deadly fire ants are on a fast track to failure because of political self-interest, ignorance and a lack of cash, an inquiry has been told.

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