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Popular National Park without a full time Ranger, thanks to budget cuts

THE Hodgman-Gutwein Government’s agenda to cut services and jobs will leave a northern National Park without a full time Ranger presence. Come July the current Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger at Mt William National Park won’t be replaced. Close to the Bay of Fires, it’s a remote but popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Mt William is an important haven for the vulnerable Forester Kangaroo.

“Our national parks are underfunded and understaffed,” A CPSU spokesperson said. “If you look past the headlines of last week’s budget, the government is continuing to make cuts to our Parks.

“Mt William is a popular holiday destination and it doesn’t make sense to leave it without a full time Ranger. Tasmanians can expect to see more services like this falling between the cracks.”

 Read more, including the implications of not having a full time Ranger here.

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