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The plant disease Myrtle Rust was detected in Australia in 2010. It has been found capable of infecting 382 native species including paperbarks, tea-trees and eucalypts. Myrtle Rust is listed under the EPBC Act as a key threatening process. Yet there is no nationally coordinated response strategy for this threat. The ANPC’s committee member Bob Makinson helped prepare the Myrtle Rust National Action Plan which provides the foundation for a coordinated national response to this disease. The plan proposes two overarching recommendations and highlights priority actions for the next 3-5 years. Click here to read the plan or head to our website for more information on Myrtle Rust including a 1 page summary of the ANPC’s work on this issue.