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The views expressed in the posts and comments of the Beatsheet blog do not necessarily reflect the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) or the Queensland Government. Posts and comments should be considered the personal opinions of the author. No information on this blog is considered official unless confirmed on the DAF website. DAF uses the department’s website to express its official opinions and activities.

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Comment Policy The authors of this blog will attempt to engage in conversation via the comments section whenever possible. Moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular operational hours; comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible, however the department is unable to commit to replying to every comment posted. Comments on articles are automatically closed after 60 days.

Anonymous comments are not allowed. A valid email address is required for every comment. This address will only be used if the department has a question in response to your comment. It will not be used for any other purpose by the department. This is a moderated blog. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, it is expected that participants will treat each other, as well as the department and its employees, with respect. Comments that contain vulgar or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; or that promote services or products will not be posted. The authors ask that all comments remain on topic. DAF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this blog is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. DAF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. DAF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those Web sites that may be reached through links on our Web site. Members of the media are asked to address questions to the DAF Media Unit on phone number 07 32393010 and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Media questions will not be posted. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers, addresses or email details in the body of your comment. Such information will result in removal of your comment. Also consider other less obvious personally identifiable information such as surnames and descriptions in order to maintain your privacy.