National Parks under the Boot - Peter Ogilvie
Peter Ogilvie retired in late 2011 from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service after forty-six years involvement in the management and administration of national parks, World Heritage Areas and wildlife in Queensland.
"The question still remains as to why such a destructive assault on nature conservation, and national parks in particular, needed to be mounted by the Queensland government. The usual cry of ‘cutting green tape and reducing complexity’ are irrelevant distractions in an onslaught that has no parallel in the history of protected areas in Queensland.
Removing national parks from the environment portfolio and marrying them with the recreation and sport portfolio is akin to removing hospitals from the health portfolio so the excess beds can be used by the tourist industry".