The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is prosecuting the Framlingham Aboriginal Trust for failing to control the rabbit population in the Deen Maar Indigenous protected area.
The DPI alleges the trust has not complied with a land management notice.
The matter has been adjourned to be heard in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court at a later date.” —
What’s this? So rabbits were brought over by non-Aborigines, and then land was taken from Aborigines. So then – Fibonacci eat your heart out – the rabbits went feral, and royally disrupted a fantastically fine-tuned eco-system. In 1999, a beautiful stretch of country known as Deen Maar became reserve land, managed by the Framlingham Aboriginal Trust. And today, in 2010, this Trust, on behalf of the Aborigines, is being sued by a Department of the state of Victoria, on behalf of non-Aboriginal farmers, for the rabbit problem. Presumably, the case will be paid for by tax-payers. Victoria needs to wake up to itself. I hope the DPI loses miserably.
Wrap your head around this one. What a waste of time and money.