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Warren Truss MP
Acting Minister for the Environment and Heritage

24 January 2002

Commonwealth Committed to Tackling Feral Foxes

The acting Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Warren Truss, today reaffirmed the Commonwealth Government's commitment to addressing the threats posed by feral foxes throughout Australia.

"Whilst the control of feral animals is a State responsibility, the Commonwealth Government has demonstrated its commitment to address the problems through the provision of over $4.4 million from the Natural Heritage Trust. There has been a strong emphasis on projects for fox control," Mr Truss said.

"However, the Tasmanian Government has not submitted a formal application for funding from the Trust's National Feral Animal Control Program to support its fox eradication activities.

"The Commonwealth is willing to work cooperatively with Tasmania to address fox issues on the island State and I would welcome an application from Tasmania for funding assistance."

David Smyth (Minister's Office) (02) 6277 7520 0408 252 184

Commonwealth of Australia