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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



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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Written Submissions Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Volume 2 Cane Toad Inquiry Report 25 Dr WOINARSKI: What youre saying that pamphlets not? Dr LAWSON: Can we get something together for your next travelogue? Madam CHAIR: Were travelling in May, whats the first date. Tuesday 6th May to Borroloola. Mr BALDWIN: Half the places we are going have experienced cane toads. Madam CHAIR: Thats what Im saying. That information is not relevant to the cane toad areas because theyre living them I guess. Its that next stage of promotional material you are talking about. So its a tight time frame. If you want to do a one page fact sheet, you know contact Parks and Wildlife on this number or whatever, however you as a department already deal with incoming queries, whats a good process to advise people of, whether those local ranger stations that you want to give that, were going to Tennant Creek, Katherine, Jabiru and then Palmerston, Darwin and Litchfield. Dr LAWSON: If youre after something succinct, theres a briefing note here that was done for our executive director and conservation and natural resources group which you can have a look at. I think theres some, thats pretty succinct and it was written by an expert. And I think thats the sort of very brief stuff that you need to get a grip on. There is a practical consideration here though also because as I said earlier Mr BONSON: Well I dont have a real problem with this except for maybe that one sentence you know which say, apart from that its all right. Dr LAWSON: Already were looking to upgrade that and turn it, now depending on what your groups going to do, Im not going to waste effort. I mean if we are going to go and get this package together then theres no point in me doing that but I do need to do that if the process that were talking about is going to take too long and the toads actually get here, so were really in a catch 22 situation. Madam CHAIR: Yeah, were fast tracking our body of information as a committee so that we can aim to give something to parliament hopefully by mid-year, at the latest because of the rate of impact and the ability for us to provide the advice to parliament then, speeds up the process of parliament making decisions on that. Dr WOINARSKI: Get the report in before the toads get here. Mr BALDWIN: As you know, thats going to leave a problem because whatever recommendations are concerning resources, which means money and then wait for another budget rounder, all that sort of stuff and consideration by

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