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Biosecurity Queensland Feral Deer Management Strategy 2010-2015 Consultation Draft

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Clark McGhie
PO Box 691

Total Signatures - 12

Sponsoring Member: Dorothy Pratt MP

Posting Date: 8/03/2011

Tabled Date: 8/03/2011

Responded By: Hon Tim Mulherin MP on 8/04/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the current Feral Deer Management Strategy 2010-2015, consultation draft, issued by Biosecurity Queensland. Wild deer are not the problem portrayed by Biosecurity Queensland and having inaccurate and misleading information in the public domain does nothing to enhance their role in animal management


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to reconsider the aim of this document in managing wild deer in Queensland.  We ask that deer be recognised and retained in their historical areas.  We seek a management strategy that values deer and recognises their cultural and economic value to Queensland. The State should enlist the advice and assistance of organisations such as Research into Deer Genetics and Environment Inc (RIDGE) and Australian Deer Association (ADA) to provide accurate information on how best to manage wild deer.