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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Mr Christophersen Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 56 Some of the foregoing could be . Im out of touch these days. Modern researches are a bunch of and I give them a wide berth. Woinarskis OK and Im surprised at the Pobassos exercise hes probably at his wits end in futility on toads and I share that situation. I do think its in National Interest. The board may activate action but then I think if it then adopts a co-operative, fully supportive, voluntarily participating role, (nevertheless stating that it expects government initiative) then the boards earlier perception of responsibility for wasting money if toads get established is no longer relevant. Kakadu mimosa work costs $500 000 a year and its worth double that. It took unapproved use of Gagadju funds to get it up and running and was worth it. Id be grateful that if Ive totally overloaded some problem (I often do let me know Id rather hear it from you then my mate IDEAS A.C.F may have ideas on funding or the use of volunteer workers and donated equipment from south and Darwin. Is Murganella in a state to provide a base for operations? The land barrier is achievable. Transported toad surveillance measures, as youve previously considered are the challenge. CCNT have almost never exhibited sustained excellence. Individuals like Graham Talbot(?) put in dedicated performances when they leave an area, the work lapses. Crocodile management in Darwin harbour and tourist services at reserves cop it if they dont perform remote area management, often vandalism. I think 1988 by Mr Graham(?) vividly shows the reality. Its early (?) 12 Feb and I havent heard of cyclone damage yet presumably Paspaley could have lost millions pity if, as he could have been a source of materials and or finance.
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