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Death of Steve Irwin

The tragic death of ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin in Far North Queensland is a loss that will be felt by all Australians and by his fans around the world.

Steve was an exceptional ambassador for Australia and for the natural treasures that make this country unique.

I extend my sincere and heartfelt sympathies to Steve’s wife Terri and to his children Bindi and Bob and the gratitude of the men and women of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, who were honoured to work in partnership with Steve on the Quarantine Matters! awareness campaign

Steve joined the Quarantine Matters! campaign in 2002. His commitment and his obvious love for Australia and its unique environment are reflected in its success.

Steve’s worldwide popularity also brought the quarantine message to millions of visitors to Australia — many of whom made their decision to visit our country because of Steve’s passion for our landscape, our wildlife and our natural heritage.

He will be deeply missed.

Further media inquiries:

Minister McGaurans' office: Nancy Joseph (02) 6277 7520

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