16-12-2013 10:19 AM | Australia

Poultry importers fear new quarantine centre

Large scale poultry importers say a new quarantine centre to be built in Melbourne's north could lead to an increase in exotic diseases such as bird flu.

The $300 million centre will be built at Mickleham replacing five outdated quarantine centres across four states.

Large poultry companies say the project could compromise Australia's biosecurity leading to disease outbreaks and even encouraging smuggling.
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