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Tuesday, 9 June 1970

Mr CREANpresented from certain residents of the State of Victoria a petition showing thai because of uncontrolled shooting for commercial purposes, the population of kangaroos, particularly the big red species is now so low that they may become extinct; there are insufficient wardens in any State of the Commonwealth to detect or apprehend those who break the inadequate laws which exist; and as a tourist attraction, the kangaroo is a permanent source of revenue to this country. It is an indisputable fact that no species can withstand hunting on such a scale, when there is no provision being made for its future.

The petitioners pray that the' export of kangaroo products be banned immediaately, and the Commonwealth Government take the necessary steps to have all wildlife brought under its control; and only a complete cessation of killing for commercial purposes can save surviving kangaroos. And your petitioners, therefore, as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received and read. '

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