Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 22 Dr LAWSON: Were involved in it, just doing the permits and the regulation of it, but no, that is Grahams research. Mr WOOD: Have you tried to list how many organisations have been working on cane toads? I mean if we were to go Dr LAWSON: That was a good question. Dr WOINARSKI: There was a Dr Rod Kennett from Kakadu, Parks Australia actually compiled a list of current projects that are going on in the Territory, looking at the impacts of cane toads. Mr WOOD: Just in the Territory yeah? Dr WOINARSKI: Yeah. Mr WOOD: And has anyone compiled it nation wide? Dr WOINARSKI: Negative. Dr LAWSON: Not to my knowledge. Mr WOOD: If youre working at trying to bring a collaborative approach, wed need to know whos working, to get the best value for money I suppose. Theres money being put here, there and everywhere, it would be nice to know where its going. Dr LAWSON: The largest funding of course is, that we know of, is the federal initiative to look for the bio-control and thats what CSIRO and Animal Health in Geelong. Dr WOINARSKI: Actually, no, Rick Shines got more money than that. Dr LAWSON: Has he? Dr WOINARSKI: Yeah. Dr LAWSON: I didnt know that. What has he got more than half a million? Dr WOINARSKI: Oh yeah! Dr LAWSON: Good old Rick, well there you go, I stand corrected. Mr BALDWIN: Whats he doing? Dr WOINARSKI: Hes looking at the up here at Fogg Dam basically, looking at the impacts of toads on snakes and goannas to an extent and I think hes got several million dollars over a couple of years to do that. Mr BALDWIN: Everyone else might know but whos he work for?