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Establishment of a Queensland Pest and Game Management Authority

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Lee Franklin
36 Phillip Street
ONE MILE QLD 4305

Total Signatures - 2587

Sponsoring Member: Sean Choat MP

Posting Date: 6/06/2014

Closing Date: 24/11/2014

Tabled Date: 25/11/2014

Responded By: Hon John McVeigh MP on 18/12/2014

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the need to control and manage pest animals on Queensland public land.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to establish the "Queensland Pest and Game Management Authority" for managing licensed conservation hunting of game and pest animals on Queensland public land, with the purpose of assisting with an effective integrated pest management program.

 

The objective is to manage established pest animals using sanctioned hunting to reduce pest species by cost-effective and humane means.  The role of the Queensland Pest and Game Management Authority will be to support the Queensland Government to undertake responsible and orderly volunteer licensed conservation hunting on Queensland public land.  It will assist in the achievement of goals for game and feral pest animal control, natural resource management and growth of regional and rural economies through a reduction of agricultural losses and opportunities for beneficial tourism and business ventures.

 

The Queensland Pest and Game Management Authority will participate in the facilitation and regulation of licensed hunting in Queensland with an interest in game and pest animal control and conservation management. It will represent the interests of stakeholders across the State and act as a statutory body for the benefit of Queensland, environmentally, socially and economically.