no shark cull

Government admits there is no reason to kill sharks

Pressed by the Greens in Parliament this week to reveal the logic or research behind its policy of killing sharks in an area after a shark bite has occurred, the Government has admitted that there is none. 

"On behalf of the Premier, the Leader of the Upper House last night admitted the Government has no research or evidence to show that a shark that has bitten a human once is any more likely than the next shark to bite a human again, and yet this assumption is at the heart of the Government's Imminent Threat policy and the justification for killing protected and vulnerable great white sharks," Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said.  Read more »