Report No. 14, 54th Parliament - Land Protection Legislation (Flying-fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012


The committee tabled it's report on 21 December 2012.

View: Land Protection Legislation (Flying-fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012

View: Government response

ABOUT The Bill

On 21 June 2012, Mr Shane Knuth MP, Member for Dalrymple, introduced the Land Protection Legislation (Flying–fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012.

The Bill was referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee in accordance with Standing Order 131. The committee will now examine the policies the Bill seeks to give effect to as well as the Bill’s lawfulness and the application of fundamental legislative principles, as set out in s 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992.he Bill amends the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to control the health risks posed by flying-foxes.

The policy intent of these amendments is to empower a landowner to destroy, disturb or drive away a flying-fox or to destroy or disturb a flying-fox roost if the landowner 'reasonably believes' that it is necessary to reduce the risk of disease of harm to a resident or stock. The Bill would also empower 'the Minister' to direct a local government to take these actions under certain conditions.

View: Land Protection Legislation (Flying–fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012
View: Explanatory Notes to the Bill
View: Explanatory Speech
View: the Queensland Parliamentary Library Blog post on Flying Foxes in Australia’s Urban Environment for useful background information.


Submissions closed on 12 September 2012


21 June 2012Bill referred to the committee for inquiry and report
12 September 2012Written submissions close.
31 October 2012Public Briefing and Public Hearing with departmental officers and witnesses - proof transcript
7 November 2012Department to provide written advice on any FLP issues, answers to questions taken by officers on notice at the briefings, and any final questions from the committee.
21 December 2012Reporting deadline set by the House


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