House debates

Monday, 27 May 2013


Durack Electorate: Cane Toads

10:00 pm

Photo of Barry HaaseBarry Haase (Durack, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

The Kimberley Toad Busters have done everything except present them as bush tucker, I might add. They are now winners of 11 state, federal and international awards. They were finalists in nine other awards. They established a biodiversity recording and monitoring program 'What's in your Backyard?' now embraced by the WA Education Department. They established successful research programs and a 'Youth at Risk' positive outcomes program in Kununurra. They have embraced Aboriginal communities across the Kimberley and they are maintaining the frontline of resistance to the advance of cane toads.

Cane toads are destroying our fauna, they are destroying the top of the food chain, bungarras, Johnstone River crocs et cetera. It is something we must not ignore and we must in this House do everything we can to put resources into funding a finding of a biological solution to the advance of this incredible scourge of Australian wildlife.


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