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LTE –Hendra, Flying Foxes and Magical Unicorns. (181 words)
Do you ever think of the right reply to a question 24 hrs after it was asked, and wished you could have it asked again?
This situation happened to me recently when a reporter asked:
“Even though Flying foxes may test positive for Hendra, shouldn’t they be protected from removal from their roosts or culling because they are native animals?”
I’m afraid that I didn’t answer it very well. In typical long winded politician speak I said something like:
“The Labor Government is deliberately treating this debate as an environmental matter instead of a serious public health matter. They are doing this in order to protect Green voting preferences in the Capital City therefore they’ve failed to do everything ( removal / culling ) in their powers to protect QLD Families from a serious public health threat.
I should have said:
“I don’t care if a herd of magical unicorns have set up camp on the banks of the Burnett River, if they test positive for Hendra, and they are a threat to children’s health, they should be moved or shot..”
Independent Member for Burnett