Pollinator Links spread to Queensland Parliament

By: Michael Fox

Australian Painted  Lady - 14 Sept 2013

Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi

“It is not often that members rise in this House to speak about butterflies … ” local member and Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, the Hon. Ian Walker, introducing his Parliamentary Adjournment Speech in Queensland Parliament.

Ian is a strong supporter of Mt Gravatt Environment Group and the Pollinator Link initiative. As Minister for Science combined with his role Urban Development Institute of Queensland, Ian’s support presents an opportunity to introduce the concept of Pollinator Link wildlife corridors for new urban developments across Queensland.

Read Ian’s speech below or in Hansard.Ian Walker - State Parliament - 18 March 2014

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       King Parrot Alisterus scapularis                                                               Blue Banded Bee Amegilla cingulata

 

 

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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2 Responses to Pollinator Links spread to Queensland Parliament

  1. Noel Hart says:

    Very encouraging it is, the news that a Queensland MP who is also Minister for Science AND the Arts
    (and other portfolios) has raised these matters in Parliament. I hope the idea takes root, grows and
    spreads throughout Queensland — explicitly I hope other MPs catch on, including MPs for all the rural
    & regional parts of Queensland, as I’m quite sure the idea has merit for Queensland’s regional cities —
    their urban parts would surely benefit from Pollintor Links.

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