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Wednesday, 19 October 1983
Page: 1981

Question No. 514

Mr Connolly asked the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, upon notice, on 14 September 1983:

Has kangaroo management been an item for discussion at recent meetings of the Australian Environment Council; if so, what decisions were made regarding management, and did all States agree.

Mr Cohen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

No. However, the Council of Nature Conservation Ministers, which is the Ministerial forum where kangaroo management matters are normally considered, did discuss a number of matters related to this subject at its most recent meeting on 7 July 1983.

While no specific management matters were submitted for decision by Council, information was provided to States on proposed Commonwealth initiatives in the kangaroo management area and all members of Council agreed to adopt and circulate for comment a draft code of practice for kangaroo culling.