THE co-founder of Australian Seabird Rescue, Marny Bonner, says Australia would not be prepared to deal with an oil spill like the one in the Gulf of Mexico.

At a public meeting this morning, she talked about her first-hand experience at the disaster zone.

She said Australia should learn from the mistakes being made in the clean-up effort.

“Something like that could happen here today,” Ms Bonner said.

“We have got to have a game plan.

“At the moment we are not prepared. We are totally unprepared.”

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