Katter’s Australian Party MPs have launched an appeal to both the Queensland and Federal Governments for a $20 million annual commitment to go towards a feral pig eradication fund in response to the growing threats posed by the five million-plus wild pigs in North and Far North Queensland.
Katter’s Australian Party Deputy Leader and Hinchinbrook MP, Nick Dametto has taken aim at both the Federal and State Governments for failing to deliver on an essential flood immunity project south of Tully.
A North Queensland mill estimated more than $1m worth of damage to sugar crops last year from an escalating feral pig issue, however local growers and a meat retailer say there could be a simple solution.
The Charters Towers Regional Council has invested in the help of Biodiversity Australia to try and get on top of their flying fox problems once and for all.
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