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A sad day for a special par of Australia's heritage



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Jim Carlton SHADOW MINISTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

A Sad Day for a Special Part of Australia’s Heritage

Environment Minister Kelly, who gets a kick out of telling Australians what to do without having the decency to listen to, or consider, their views has really sunk to the depths with her treatm ent of Australia's Mawson Huskies.

Tonight they are to be stuffed into containers and air freighted off to an American operator who doesn't even want them.

It is reported that Mr Shurke, the operator of Winter green Lodge in Minnesota has no need for these Huskies and agreed to take them after Mrs Kelly's representative pleaded with him to do so.

It is further suggested that this little episode will cost the Australian taxpayer an estimated $100,000. All to rid ourselves of a part of our history that only Mrs Kelly tells us has to go.

In Australia we have two operators willing and able to look after our Huskies. Australian operators with facilities equal to any in America. Australians operators who are concerned to protect the bloodlines of our Mawson Huskies.

Mrs Kelly might answer the questions on notice I have already put to her on this sad episode.

Wouldn't it be nice if just once Mrs Kelly would admit she is wrong, and end this shameful episode by keeping the Huskies in Victoria.

Canberra, 23 November 1992

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PARLIAMENTARY L IB R A R Y MiCAH

Enquiries: Jim Carlton (06) 277 4152 (Parliament House (06) 286 4793 (after hours)