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We all know that herpers are a diverse group, and it is hard to tie them together into a cohesive bunch. However, this is too important to allow it to go through without proper scrutiny, which is what both departments are determined to do. THEY will tell you what is right for your animals, regardless of circumstance or your level of experience.
I have emailed the acting Director, Reserve and Wildlife Branch, twice this week, asking that they replace the out-of-date Code on their website, with the current document, but have had no response. At the very least, it should be removed so that keepers are not mislead about the intent of the Code, which is about prosecution for non-compliance with DECCW standards. If it is removed, rather than replaced with the current Code, it will confirm that they don't want keepers to know what's in store for them before it becomes law.
So much for transparency. The interests of keepers and their animals come WAY behind the interests of the government officers trying to get this through the system.
- 18-Feb-11, 10:32 AM #64
Jamie, if it's acceptable here on APS - could post the name and email address of the acting Director? I wonder how much traffic would their server hold if hundreds of email would come through on one day. Monday is a good day, then "re-send" every day afterwards. Really, little effort on our part.
I'm considering the alternatives right now Michael & Hugsta. I am seeking legal advice about what our next step may be at this very moment.
I've been reluctant to publish email addresses and phone numbers, in the hope that we get a reasoned response from the Department, and within a reasonable time, but it feels like we're just poking at a dead whale at the moment. I'm sure the contact details are in the public domain already, because they circulated them when they were seeking submissions from interested parties when developing the Code. It may be that they just have to deal with the consequences of their silence.
- 18-Feb-11, 11:00 AM #66
I thing the upcoming elections give us an unprecedented momentum and opportunity to make monumental changes. We need to act swiftly, decisively and with full force. I think you're right Jamie, the good will and friendly negotiations passed their use by date.
If SA and Qld can have user friendly laws and regulations pertaining to reptile keeping, why is NSW stubbornly heading in the opposite direction? The DECCW bureaucrats need to be reminded that they re public servants, i.e. they're here (and being paid) to serve us not to dictate and pursue their own agenda.
Not to derail the thread as it is one of great importance for NSW keepers
But the same sort of action needs to be taken for Victorian keepers ATM with the DSE taking keepers through the legal ringer over paperwork issues !
We are so behind in eligible species keeping lists and treated like criminals because we chose a hobby that is regulated by a government branch
Good luck to you all and hope that someone can get some sense out of them
I don't know much about politics but it seems to me that they are trying to push this through quickly and make it law before the election. It is pretty obvious that Labor don't stand much of a chance in the elections so the current minister probably knows he won't be in the job soon. Is he/she trying to pass a law that doesn't effect many people so they can say they did something while in office? If it is something they want to push through quickly, why are they so scared of a new minister and can we DELAY this until the new minister comes in?
The last time I tried to talk to the minister about selling in shops, I got blown off and told that NSW will not change and that all the other states will fall in line behind NSW. Just pure arrogance. This is what we face.
Have to go into town just now... will be back later.
I know that the probable next NSW Environment Minister is aware of our concerns. Beyond that I dont know.sans livor
license system i was totally fed up with them.
Wish you luck jamie,they are like dealing with inanimate objects.When you arrived from WA and started posting here you thought i was too hard on them,theyll make you wish you found a nice pub in town and had a drink.
Wish you and others here luck anyway,even michael !
- 18-Feb-11, 01:11 PM #72
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just 1 small window of light for those who have 5 year licences......during the period of that licence, but only during that period i, it is most unlikely that the Law would uphold the principle that animals would have to be surrendered " without payment of just compensation ". that is one reason why there is a term certain as to the licence. you could negotiate for anothrt year or so, about quantum.ie the amount to be paid.....and no Govt. is ever going to hand over thousands of dollars for snakes or lizards
Why would we be forced to surrender our animals unless they were illegally obtained in the first place?Knowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
- 18-Feb-11, 01:31 PM #74
licensing system, import / export permits, which contradict constitutional law pertaining to free interstate trade, and whatever else you guys in NSW, Vic, Tas, WA (mainly) suffer from. We need to turn the tide and convince the respective ministers that SA and Qld should be the model, not the other way around.
The quicker we get a state and national body together,with duly appointed representatives,the better.
Threads such as this come up every now and again but unfortunately rhetoric will hold no weight with the department.
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