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Australian government gives thousands per day on shark kills

By Owen Weldon     Jan 29, 2014 in World
After the first kill of the shark cull in Western Australia, news came out that a single fisherman will receive $610,000 Australian dollars in a year.
According to The DoDo, fishermen will monitor baited drum lines and each of them will be paid over $5,000 a day.
According to ABC, Mark McGowan, an opposition leader, said that the cost is exorbitant. McGowan said that he does not support the culling, and whether people support it or not, they have to admit that the it is expensive, and that the West Australian public is left paying for it.
McGowan went on to say that the culling is costing taxpayers a lot of money, and the money could have been put into programs that have been proven to save lives.
Western Australia Premier, Colin Barnett, said that the policy will continue next summer, and that the measure is modest.
Barnett said that many of the people who are protesting the measure do not go to the beach. He went on to say that people who live in the south-west, and who use the beach supported his plan.
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