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Why the mouse plague ‘nightmare’ should matter to all Sydneysiders

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Jim Wilson has criticised the NSW government’s slow response to regional NSW’s “nightmare” rodent invasion.

The announcement of a $50 million package has come “better late than never”, he said.

Jim had a stern warning, too, for NSW’s urbanites who think they’re unaffected.

“For those of you that think this isn’t a city problem, and adopt an out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude, just wait until your grocery bill smashes through the roof.

“It’s in all our interests to get this right.”

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Coonamble farmer Anne Cullen told Jim all her grain has already been eaten, she’s lost 80 per cent of her hay to the infestation, and she’s $40,000 out of pocket.

“[The rescue package] is definitely a good thing, but it’s far too late for us.

“It seems to me that it was a fairly easy thing to do, [make bromadiolone] no longer a very illegal chemical … why couldn’t this have happened eight months ago?”

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