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A promotional give-away of helium-filled balloons by the LNP and Channel Seven at the 2015 Royal Brisbane Show has shocked and angered conservation groups, including Wildlife Queensland. Balloons collected by Stradbroke Island clean ups 2013-2014 – Photo © Mary Pollard “This is madness,” said Toby Hutcheon, Wildlife Queensland Campaign Manager for Plastic Waste. “After all …

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It is no secret that the administrative framework for the management of state land in Queensland has been under review for many years and certainly since the Bligh government. On 30 July 2015, Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, announced that proposed changes to stock route …

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A recent exchange with Hon Dr Steven Miles highlighted WPSQ’s concerns regarding three broad classes of wildlife which periodically result in conflict with humans: macropods, crocodiles and flying-foxes. In his responses regarding the management of the various species, the Minister reassured that science will play a more significant role going forward. Red kangaroo – Photo © …

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