Incidents reinforce need for shark program inquiry

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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has again called for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to support a Parliamentary inquiry into the Queensland Shark Program following a number of incidents on the Sunshine Coast today.

"These sightings, on top of the three tragic attacks in Cid Harbour, reinforce the need for an investigation of Queensland's shark program," Ms Frecklington said.

"Queenslanders deserve a full investigation of the shark program because we need to know if it is working effectively to protect people or if mistakes are being made.

"In Parliament this week, Labor abused their numbers in Parliament to block the inquiry because they are desperate to avoid scrutiny about the shark program on their watch.

"It is disappointing Labor failed to support the inquiry. The LNP will keep fighting to ensure our waterways are safe.

"We know less dangerous sharks are being removed under the Labor Government.

"I urge people to be vigilant in our waterways and to look out for each other.

"Sharks are astounding creatures that play an important part in the ocean ecosystem, but the safety of Queenslanders must come first. The LNP's position is clear – people before sharks."

 
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
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