Thanks for the report, Paul.
Jeanette, A. cerana has already gone south through the quarantine area in QLD. We actually saw a queenless obs hive of them at the bee meeting last week, and some videos of how to destroy them and a talk from scientists about them. I did learn a few things. The best part though was a human demonstration of the waggle dance.
Neil, we are just about the only country without varroa (except in an australian owned island or two). I am guessing antarctica doesn't have very many varroa either. However, A. cerana is a natural host to the mite and have superior hygenic abilities and are able to live with it. So countries naturally hosting asian honeybees or other non mellifera species really wouldn't be affected.