Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

The La­bor and Lib­eral par­ties have blood on their hands by play­ing pol­i­tics with Kat­ter’s Aus­tralian Party’s Safer Wa­ter­ways Bill that would al­low all croc­o­diles to be re­moved from wa­ter­ways south of the Dain­tree River.

The fam­ily of Mrs Anne Cameron who was taken by a 4.3 me­tre croc­o­dile near Port Dou­glas has my sin­cere con­do­lences. With this bill, we are tak­ing ev­ery pos­si­ble step to pre­vent another croc at­tack.

At the last sit­tings of State par­lia­ment the two Bris­bane-cen­tric par­ties voted

down the fast track­ing of this bill leav­ing Far North res­i­dents to be men­aced by the ex­plod­ing croc­o­dile pop­u­la­tion.

I have just re­turned from an in­ten­sive tour of Cape York Penin­sula lis­ten­ing to

in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties, busi­ness­men, tourists and cat­tle pro­duc­ers.

They all agree there has been a large in­crease in croc­o­dile num­bers through­out the elec­torate of Cook and that some­thing has to be done about it.

I mean busi­ness, KAP means busi­ness and we will rid the north of this dan­ger.

Gor­don Ras­mussen, Ju­lat­ten, KAP can­di­date for Cook

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