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9 April, 2010

HON GIZ WATSON (North Metropolitan) [9.42 pm]: […] The other point I wanted to make is that not all endangered species that are being impacted on by the industrial development at Barrow Island are as lucky as those that are to be translocated. The flatback turtle is an excellent example. It is not as cute as the little, warm, furry, cuddly things that ministers like to have their photo taken with. I could tell members a story about turtles, but I should probably save it for another day.

Hon Ljiljanna Ravlich: I cannot wait!

Hon GIZ WATSON: They are very liable to pee all over people. This is the trouble with turtles, but that is another story. It is very unpleasant, but we will not go there. It is probably not the only reason they do not get translocated. They are not very well behaved when people try to capture them.

Subject: Barrow Island – Endangered Animal Translocation [Legislative Council – Statement]

Date: 30 March 2010

Hansard reference: p. 1126 [online (pdf)]

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