ProWest News – D-day approaches for the Scorpion

Most of you would know the tale about the scorpion who tricks a frog into swimming it across a river. Mid-stream however, the scorpion stings the frog and they both drown.

As they start to sink, the frog asks, why the scorpion would do that.
The scorpion replies, because that’s who I am and that’s what I do.

We see the same situation within the WA marine park debacle as the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) stands by its corrupted consultation process, even as the cracks emerge and it begins to sink.

It’s a tragic and unnecessary experience for all concerned.

While WAFIC strives for a win-win outcome, DBCA becomes ever more determined and desperate to deliver its lopsided goals, that will kill of WA’s regional coastal towns, take WA seafood off WA plates and increase pressure on illegal offshore fisheries.

Unfortunately, like the frog and scorpion, if one body drowns, the other will go down with it.

You can read the full story in this edition of Prowest.