Jan 20, 2011: Plant plague $100m threat (The tea-tree oil industry is not happy with the management of the rust incursion).Jan 5, 2011: Myrtle rust confirmed in SE Qld (DPI, QLD).
Dec 23, 2010: NMG agreed that it is not technically feasible to eradicate the rust.
Nov 5, 2010: The rust was found in natural bush lands (DPI, NSW).
Aug 20, 2o1o: Myrtle rust NMG agrees to intensified management response.
Aug 3, 2010: DPI NSW declares a quarantine zone for myrtle rust.
July 2, 2o1o: An interim response plan was implemented by the Myrtle rust NMG (National Management Group) to suppress Myrtle rust with a long-term view to possibly eradicate this disease and collate data for the management should it become necessary.
May 12, 2010: Forestry industry is worried.
May 4, 2010: The 1st news release about myrtle rust detection by DAFF and by ABC (the NMG agreed it was technically infeasible to eradicate the rust).
Apr 23, 2010. The rust found on a cut flower growing facility on the central coast of New South Wales
Update: How big a threat to native species?