The mother of crocodile attack victim Briony Goodsell has called for more resources to be spent on educating people about the danger that crocodiles pose.
The inquest into the 11-year-old’s death in Darwin’s rural area last year finished today.
Charlene O’Sullivan sat through the two day inquest and says she hopes her daughter’s death is the last.
“If the saltwater crocodile provides such large dollars to the tourism and the farming industry we believe that some funding should come back to the public for education and awareness,” she said.
“We all know that education and awareness is the key issue to dealing with these animals.”
She says she hopes the coroner recommends the Government increase funding to deal with crocodiles.
“Where we live, we live in an island surrounded by water, surrounded by crocodiles, so we live everyday in fear.
“We can’t walk down the road without the fear that there might be one in a culvert or hiding in the grass because we’re surrounded.”