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Media Release
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Greg Hunt MP

17 March 2005

Come to Kakadu this Easter


Mr Greg Hunt, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage has urged Australians to consider visiting Kakadu this Easter and to literally see plants growing in some of the most abundant wetlands in Australia.

"The recent launch of the Board of Management's Vision for Kakadu as a working agreement between traditional owners and the tourism industry and the Northern Territory and Australian Governments reminds us that this is an exciting time to visit Kakadu," Mr Hunt said.

"The wet season isn't over yet and the explosion of life in Kakadu is at its peak in the wet season.

"This is the time of year when you can see and experience so much that this World Heritage park has to offer lotus lilies in bloom and a rich abundance of birdlife are just two examples."

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"A visit to Kakadu in the wet season is a great opportunity for all Australians to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Bininj/ Mungguy people and the diversity of the Park's unique natural heritage," Mr Hunt said.

"Come to Kakadu, see the crocodiles, experience the culture and see some of the most wonderful scenery in the world."

Media Contact:
Fiona Murphy (Mr Hunt's office) 0423 577 045

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