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Invasive animals inquiry seeks solutions

A Victorian parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into invasive animals on Crown land.

The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee is inviting community input to the inquiry so that it can identify the scale of the problem in Victoria and get people’s views on how best to deal with it.

Deer, foxes, rabbits, feral pigs and feral goats are some of the main species causing issues, said Deputy Chair Tim McCurdy (Member for Ovens Valley).

“We want to hear from the people who face these challenges on a regular basis and get their advice on ways to address the problems that are occurring on their land,” he said.

Committee members understand that many of the people they want to hear from are busy running businesses and working on their properties. They have invited people to share their views and experiences with the Committee so that effective solutions can be found.

Submissions can be made until 8 August 2016. More details about the inquiry, including how to make a submission and the terms of reference, are available from the Committee’s website.

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