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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Page: 5267

Mr ZAPPIA (Makin) (20:57): Recently, there have been reports of the Queensland government allowing cattle to graze in conservation areas. I well recall the case in Victoria some two or three years ago where a similar episode was being suggested for the alpine areas of Victoria. At the time, I know that the minister took a very personal and strong interest in the matter. Can the minister provide me with an update as to what is happening in Queensland and whether there are any powers he has that might be able to influence the outcome with respect to the allowing those cattle into those conservation areas?