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We must address the flying fox problem



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THE HON JOEL FITZGIBBON MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY SHADOW MINISTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS

SPOKESPERSON FOR COUNTRY CAUCUS MEMBER FOR HUNTER

WE MUST ADDDRESS THE FLYING FOX PROBLEM

Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon issued an appeal in the Parliament today for more to be done about the Hunter’s flying fox problem.

Mr Fitzgibbon described the flying fox plague as an issue that goes well beyond amenity and is posing a health threat to elderly residents with respiratory problems.

Mr Fitzgibbon also lamented ANZAC Day and other memorial services could no longer be held in Singleton’s Burdekin Park because of the presence of flying foxes.

“The problem is in Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton and many other communities in my electorate. I know there are environmental issues. I do not plead to be completely ignorant of them, but let us get out there and explain to the community how and why we are going to do more about this very serious problem in rural and regional Australia”, he told the Parliament.

MONDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY 2016

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