Monday, October 24, 2005

Beattie thanked for intervention on dolphin feeding

Cooloola Shire Council will write to Queensland Premier Peter Beattie formally thanking him for his intervention in the row over dolphin feeding at Tin Can Bay in the state's south-east.

The Premier became involved when locals and tourists defied a ban on dolphin feeding, which was ordered by Environment Minister Desley Boyle.

People power eventually won and the Government is allowing the feeding to continue.
Councillor Peter Cantrell moved council write to the Premier thanking him for his personal involvement, by visiting the feeding site and lifting the ban.

"It was both timely and appropriate I think and with a commonsense approach I think it's also indicative of the level of feeling as to the need to be an eminently sensible resolution," he said.

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