Show shark pol­icy smarts

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Michael Ste­wart, Bus­sel­ton

I re­ally loved your head­line in last week’s Times, (Drum line pol­icy a last re­sort, 15/9), be­cause in my opin­ion, that’s where it should be placed.

For­mer Premier Colin Bar­nett’s ill-thought-out sup­port of the scheme is one of the rea­sons he’s no longer the premier.

I’m no Ein­stein, but it doesn’t make much sense to me.

How is plac­ing hooks with tasty shark food on them go­ing to keep sharks away from our beaches? Surely it will at­tract them. Healthy oceans need sharks and the pri­ori­tis­ing of more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ways of keep­ing our swim­mers safe is the only op­tion. I think most in­tel­li­gent peo­ple in the South West are right be­hind Min­is­ter Dave Kelly on this one.

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