Little help against wild dogs from Govt

A NEW joint federal and state initiative will help fund the battle against wild dogs.

Federal and Queensland agriculture ministers Bill Byrne and Barnaby Joyce have announced the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative, which will be jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments.

The initiative includes $5million in state funding recently announced, comprising of $4million over the next three years for wild dog projects in drought-affected areas and $1million for feral cat research for future management.

The initiative also includes up to $10million to the State Government to support the fight against wild dogs and other pests in 2015-16 from the Australian Government Weed and Feral Animal Drought Assistance Program.

The Queensland Government said it has worked with the agricultural industry, local government and community groups to develop the guidelines to ensure the funding is targeted to where it is most needed.


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