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  1. Virides

    Virides Not so new Member

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    RepX is Australia's best reptile expo brand with its inaugural show in Brisbane on Sunday, 25th March 2018.

    We are Queensland's best chance at updating old and behind the times legislation. To do this will mean being able to not just sell but also buy reptiles at shows in Queensland. But also to update all facets of the current legislation which has been desired for such a long time. So we are doing what needs to be done in order to make that a reality.

    RepX will also be rolling out to all other major cities in Australia to bring up the standards of shows in line with other successful event spaces. We will also be influencing legislative change across all other states in Australia.

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    Was chatting to a breeder at my local pet store about not being able to buy animals at shows. He said because of the wacky legislation you can't do any transactions on site but if you left the premises, it became a *private* sale and therefore legal. Basically what he told me was that if he saw something he wanted he simply met the owner in the car park or something and did the transaction there.

    Wanting to get some clarification on this. Is this actually a legit and legal way to get things from shows? Or more of a loophole thats frowned upon?

    This Repx will be my first reptile expo, I've already bought my ticket and am eagerly counting the days. I'll be enjoying it regardless of whether I can buy animals or not but I can see why the legislation needs to be updated.
     
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    is anyone going i cant wait to go
     
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    Yeah I will be there for sure.. kid in a candy store type moment for it.. also I really wanna find a breeder who's is selling or breeding a Mertens water monitor ..

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    If it wasn't for me instead looking at larger parrots same Murphy, I had been looking for some hatchies for quite a few months, hopefully I can get one when they're available more.
     
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    well i might see you there
     
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    Yes it is a loophole within the system, and no it is not frowned upon. If you find someone who you may like to purchase off of just get their details and talk to them later about what they have. Because of the legislation they can not advertise anything they have there, but talking to them you may be able to figure something out. Just don't expect it to be a same day sort of thing (could be, but don't expect it).

    Yep I'll be there for most of the day at the UQ herpetological society table. I will also be giving a talk at some stage during the day on crocodile movement and behaviour.

    Cheers, Cameron
     
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    I am hoping to be there. We should organise a meet and greet time. @baker Possibly this could be done at or near the UQ stand and everyone that hasn't already can join the UQ Herpetological Society to show their support. As a new member as of last year, I can say this was the best $5 I have ever spent.
     
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    It is true that you can't advertise your animals on the day in that they are "used as promotional tools directly or by proximity". This means no branded shirts, business cards, signage, etc. The DEHP do admit that they can't control everything and that speaking to the breeder is certainly expected (they aren't banning the breeder from speaking). But you could say technically it could be done in the car park but we wouldn't condone this and rather that you organise something away from the venue and some time later after the event.

    As organisers and also what we feel is Queensland's best chance to have the rules fixed, we don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot or finish before we get started by getting on the bad side of the very government department we are trying to influence for a change in legislation.

    Cameron (not @baker) from the DEHP is on the hobby's side, he and others like him in the department have their hands tied as there is a process to change legislation and that doesn't start with them changing their minds on it.
     
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    good idea so we all should meet at the UQ stand
     
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    I'm still learning about all these groups. What exactly do they do?

    Thanks for that response, clears things up for me. Is Queensland the only one with this wacky rules? Seems like theres something wrong with the water up here...
     
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    @baker Would be the best person to answer your question.

    My value has come from the couple of talks I have attended. They were both very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The speakers, Dr Scott Hocknall: Qld Museum and Steve Wilson: Author and Reptile Enthusiast are very well respected in their fields and brought a wealth of information to share as well as pictures and fossils etc. Next year I am hoping to attend some of the herping trips organised by the society.
     
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    I'm sure we'll be able to organise some sort of meet up there.

    Basically we are a herpetological society based from the University of Queensland. Throughout the year we run a variety of different events for members to attend. These range from herping expeditions targeting a variety of different species both around SEQ and further a field (just recently we did a two night trip to Girraween NP and Inglewood) during the summer months when herps are active. Throughout the rest of the year when it's to cold for herping we organize a variety of monthly seminars bringing in researchers and experts in their fields to talk about what they do. We also conduct workshops throughout the year to help people learn reptile identification, herping etiquette and hopefully soon some photography.

    Cheers, Cameron
     
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    Awesome!! Ill be on the lookout for your table then
     
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    Queensland isn't the only state with outdated laws, but it is certainly known as the most outdated, in particular the selling/buying at events. It's not just that, there are plenty of rules that need readdressing.
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