Australia isn't ready for ravages of bird flu: warning

By Tracey Ferrier
Updated July 10 2024 - 5:40pm, first published 5:36pm
H5N1, one of the many viruses that cause bird flu, could threaten sea lions in Australia. (HANDOUT/UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY)
H5N1, one of the many viruses that cause bird flu, could threaten sea lions in Australia. (HANDOUT/UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY)

Australia's environment ministers are dangerously unprepared for the arrival of a virus that's been wiping out wildlife around the world for years, critics say.

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