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Crocodile Hunter is great value as
quarantine ambassador: Brough

by Cameron Outridge

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was a great ambassador for Australia and his involvement in the recent quarantine awareness campaign has ensured its success, Federal Member for Longman, Mal Brough said this week.   A recent survey has shown that four out of five Australians think that Steve Irwin is a issues.   “Steve has probably made the biggest and most significant contribution to protecting our unique flora and fauna and we are incredibly lucky that he calls Beerwah home,” Mr Brough added.

In response to attacks by the Labor party over the $175,000 price tag for Steve Irwin’s yearlong role in the television ads, posters, print ads, postcards and personal appearances, Mr Brough has thanked the Crocodile Hunter for lowering his fee substantially because of his commitment to the importance of quarantine.

“Steve can command incredible appearance fees anywhere in the world and the $175,000 paid to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Park for 12 months work on behalf of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service will actually be put towards the construction of a wildlife hospital,” Mr Brough said.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.