Robert McLean's Podcast

Minister declares mass fish die-off 'natural event' that has happened many times before

January 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 65
Robert McLean's Podcast
Minister declares mass fish die-off 'natural event' that has happened many times before
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Minister declares mass fish die-off 'natural event' that has happened many times before
Jan 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 65
Robert McLean/Sabra Lane/David Littleproud
Minister David Littleproud says massive fish die-off was natural event.
Show Notes

The mass die-off a fish in the lower Darling River below the Menindee Lakes in New South Wales has been declared by the Federal Agriculture and Water Minister David Littleproud (pictured) as 'natural' and and another example of something which has happened many times before.
During a discussion Sabra Lane from Radio National's AM program, the minister called for mature debate predicated on science, which is somewhat out of character for a coalition Minister as our government appears to prefer shrill conversations/arguments completely devoid of facts, particularly those rooted in sciences.
Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, said, quite publicly that the die-off of the fish could be attributed to corruption, cotton and climate change.