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Wildlife licensing

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Wayne Reid
69 Snapper Street

Total Signatures - 1115

Sponsoring Member: Mr Ted Sorensen MP

Posting Date: 29/06/2018

Closing Date: 31/07/2018

Tabled Date: 21/08/2018

Responded By: Hon Leeanne Enoch MP on 20/09/2018

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the current Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement reviewing the framework for the management of protected wildlife (animals) in Queensland under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The current preferred proposal fails to adequately address the core issues of stopping poaching, reducing administration costs and unfairly attributes the cost of administration of wildlife conservation to hobbyists through excessively increased fees. The short consultation period doesn't allow for adequate consultation or discussion of the RIS by all stakeholders.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call on the Queensland Environment Minister, Hon Leanne Enoch MP to:

  • Extend the consultation period to 30/09/2018 to allow for fair and adequate consultation.
  • Review the cost / fee structure in consultation with commercial and hobby stakeholders, clubs, associations and individuals.
  • Reassess and simplify the licencing system for keeping native wildlife to encourage compliance and reporting. 
  • Recognise and encourage relationships that allow for the breeding of wildlife by hobbyists to reduce the pressure on wild populations, contribute to the recovery of endangered wildlife and supply the pet trade without the need to take animals from the wild.
  • Work with industry groups and clubs in a joint effort to develop strategies to conserve our native wildlife and educate the community about wildlife conservation.
  • Conduct proper assessment of the illegal poaching of Queensland wildlife and establish strategies to combat this activity without attributing the cost to hobbyists.