Submissions to Vic Gov't Close Aug 31, 2011

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29 Jul 2011, 10:40

I just noticed in the July issue of Talking Birds a plea from Henk de Groot (Secretary of Victorian Avicultural Council) concering the close of submissions for the Vicorian Government's review of the current Wildlife Regulations 2002. The VAC is a member of the Wildlife Posession and Trade Advisory Committee that will influence the future direction of the wildlife regulations in Victoria for the next 10 years. If you are a Victorian aviculturist or other keeper of native animals you need to read through the current regulations and decide what you think need to be changed (within reason). Submission will only be accepted on the Changes to Schedules and Changes to Regulations forms. Completed submissions can be sent to the following members of the Wildlife Posession and Trade Advisory Committee :
Private keeping of Birds Henk De Groot [email protected]
Wildlife Dealers (Pet Shops) Jodie Graham [email protected]
Private keeping of Mammals Glenn Rathjen [email protected]
Private keeping of Reptiles Peter Comber [email protected]
Commercial Displayers & Demonstrators Neroli Heffer [email protected]
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29 Jul 2011, 13:42

OMG!!!!!!!! Glad that I don't live in Victoria. Not complete over regulation and insanity, but it comes close.
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31 Jul 2011, 18:37

Did all of the Victorian bird-keepers on this forum read this? I would hate it to disappear into oblivion before you do.
It would not be good for this to go through, as it might be used as a template for NSW and we don't want such over regulation to destroy our hobby.
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31 Jul 2011, 19:02

Perhaps a stronger title to the post like "ATTENTION VICTORIAN BIRDKEEPERS" might get them looking . Iknow I would want to read it if I lived down south .
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31 Jul 2011, 20:44

What's this the gov trying to bring in new rules
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31 Jul 2011, 21:49

I'm in Vic and saw the post. Just not sure what to say, as I have been unable to know what the Govt is asking for submissions on or how to contribute in any way. If they had a list of proposals to comment on it would be a whole lot easier to submit.
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31 Jul 2011, 23:17

Went searching and discovered that public comment to any proposals will be sought in 2012. When we see what is being proposed it will be whole lot easier for we amateurs to make a meaningful submission.
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01 Aug 2011, 09:07

Sounds like they are trying to keep everyone confused to buy time .
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01 Aug 2011, 18:00

I was a little confused by Henk De Groote's letter in Talking birds as it too mentions that public input was to have been received by 2012 but I take it from his plea that either the WPTAC has a deadline of Aug 31 or the Government has changed it's mind. In any case it is VERY important that victorian keepers read the current rules and submit their proposals if any. It may be that nothing changes as there is nothing to indicate that anything will.I think it's rreat that the government is asking for consultation by stakeholders (ie bird keepres) but it's not been as widely advertised perhaps as it could have been.
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