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Labor must implement shark program review findings

18th September 2020

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has failed to implement the recommendations of a review into the Queensland Shark Control Program released 12 months ago.

Following reports of another shark encounter yesterday, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said Queenslanders deserved action.

“Labor are putting swimmers and tourism jobs at risk by failing to implement the recommendations of the review into Queensland’s shark control program,” Ms Frecklington said.

“These recommendations were made a year ago and should have already been implemented by Labor to ensure Queenslanders are as safe as possible in the water.

“Drones, aerial surveillance and SMART drumlines were recommended by the review, but Labor has failed to act.

“The report was handed to the government 364 days ago.

“Queensland’s shark control program should be constantly monitored to ensure it is properly resourced and effectively protects swimmers.

“The priority always needs to be swimmer safety and protecting local tourism jobs, promoting Queensland as a safe place.

“The LNP supports more drumlines, including SMART drumlines and aerial surveillance using drones to improve safety as part of a modern shark control program.”