Look I have done you lots of favours over
the years. John Cook used to bring the new rangers out here to look at
the place and learn the ropes. John still calls in from time to time .
. . I have done a lot for you people. I have a donation box and I've given
John Cook information about other fauna dealers . . . Look I'm a busy man,
I only get to do the books once or twice a week.
Mr Kubbere was again told to submit his books.
I do not know what happened after this incident but I understand that once
again Mr Kubbere escaped legal action. I make no suggestion that Mr Holland,
from Pam Allan's office, acted improperly. Another ranger, Bob Conroy,
had reason to recommend action against Mr Kubbere in July 1992 for offences
again involving trading in rare birds. I have a document indicating that
he had to chase up senior parks service officers to take action against
Mr Kubbere five months later. In March Mr Kubbere received a letter from
Mr D. A. Johnstone of the National Parks and Wildlife Service telling him
that although prosecution action had not been instituted against him on
this occasion, his attention was drawn to a number of matters, which I
take it were found to be inadequate. Why was action not taken against him?
It was hardly his first offence. I also have a memo from the same Bob Conroy
dated a month later indicating ! th! ! at he wished to discuss, among other
things, with senior National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, items such
as the apparent protection of some fauna dealers - birds exhibitors. How
lucky can a person get? Mr Kubbere appears to have been a protected species
himself. [Time expired.]
Extract from the Legislative Council Hansard
of 26/09/96 - Corrected Copy
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