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Monday, 26 November 2012
Page: 13274

Queensland Recreational Fishing Programs

Debate resumed on the motion by Ms Livermore:

That this House:

(1) opposes the Queensland Government's gutting of Sunfish and major recreational fishing programs;

(2) notes the continued efforts by the Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland and nationally to undermine recreational fishing by redefining, then cutting frontline services;

(3) notes that:

(a) before the Queensland election, Premier Newman said the public service had 'nothing to fear' from a new LNP government; and

(b) Federal Minister Ludwig has written on behalf of Sunfish Queensland to his counterpart, requesting urgent advice on the destructive cuts;

(4) strongly supports recreational fishers;

(5) calls on the Queensland Government to restore funding as a matter of urgency; and

(6) notes the Federal Coalition's failure to act despite the Leader of the Opposition being fully briefed on the Queensland Government's budget cuts before they were announced.