LEGISLATIVE Councillor Ivan Dean says he has proof the state’s controversial fox hunt was based on fabricated evidence.
The Windemere MLC has long asserted Tasmania’s $50 million fox hunt was a waste of resources and was based on falsified evidence.
Mr Dean’s opinion has been backed by two independent scientific reports. One, released by a group of seven scientists led by fox ecologist Clive Marks, claimed it had found anomalies in the fox scat data collected by the Tasmanian Environment Department
The MLC has said he intends presenting the information to the Commissioner of Police and the Integrity Commissioner today for an investigation into the 14-year fox eradication effort.
Mr Dean first flagged he would approach the Commissioner of Police in December.
At the time he said every piece of physical evidence relied on to validate the state’s fox eradication effort could be shown to be fake.