Australian politician reports Facebook bouquet to biosecurity officials

Tasmanian politician Andrew Wilkie, the Member for Denison in the federal parliament, called in the state's Department of Primary Industries after a 'floral arrangement' arrived at his office in Hobart on Monday.

The large display, described by the social media giant as "an Australian native wreath" featuring flowers, was not greeted warmly by the independent MP. Instead of putting it on his wall to brighten the room, he called in the authorities.

"Facebook sent me an unprompted promotional floral arrangement from Sydney," Wilkie told 10 daily.

"It immediately sparked concerns about implications for the Tasmanian environment and the likelihood of it being a serious breach of Tasmania’s tough but entirely warranted biosecurity laws."

Read more at 10 daily (Josh Butler)


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