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Eddie23.05.16 4:09 pm
Every dog (fox) has his day….who are the conspiracy theorists now ?
House of Assembly Hansard. Budget Estimates 8/6/2016
Mr LLEWELLYN - Do you think the work done by the Previous fox taskforce over the years, then, given the reduction in sightings and so on, has been actually successful?
Mr ROCKLIFF - It may well have been; I cannot comment on that.
Resulted in this Llewellyn Press Release:
MINISTER ROCKLIFF COMES FULL CIRCLE ON FOXES.
Rockliff concedes fox taskforce “may well have been” effective
Nine months ago Minister said foxes were “imaginary”
Massive shift in language since Minister’s own report was revealed
Nine months after describing foxes in Tasmania as “imaginary”, Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff has conceded the work of the fox eradication taskforce “may well have been” effective.
Problem is the Agency charged with the fourteen year, fifty million dollar plus exercise didn’t trap, shoot, 1080 poison or even photograph a single fox of their own volition…self explanatory really!
Desperate people do desperate things, how you could make that Press Release out of that simple statement by Rockliff is beyond most people.
This is drowning men clutching at straws.
There was several degrees of separation between an alleged animal sighting and the response from DPIPWE in 2015.
This was the topic of one of several questions launched by the former Minister for foxes and currently a Leader of the Opposition (Brian Green) in week the State budget was presented. Hansard shows that this was arranged as a ‘gotcha moment’ launched by the Opposition to try to embarrass the current minister. What was the motivation for such a silly use of parliament?
A Labor question to Minister Rockliff querying how an alleged sighting from an anonymous NW coast property-owner was apparently passed on through Minister Rockliff’s father and thence from the Minister himself through to the invasive species branch of DPIPWE. Labor still seems quite defensive over their 14 years of chasing imaginary foxes.
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