For once our headline does not refer to the Northern Territory Government but to many individual Territorians. What are we talking about? Pests and diseases of plants and animals.
Banana freckle is back, it never left in reality. We question whether someone hid a few banana plants from the authorities from 2013 to 2019? Nothing would surprise us at all.
Then there is foot and mouth disease. Will some idiot resort to smuggling in soil or meat from Indonesia?
Disease free status keeps out imports. Consider bananas, why are there no banana imports? Other countries have diseases such as freckle but Australia is free and can refuse imports based on this disease status.