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Did anyone go to the meeting held over the weekend?
I am in total agreement with you. I am not sure people really understand just exactly what is at stake. What surprises me is why nobody has even talked about a petition or a simple yes/no vote on whether we support the proposals. As I said in my earlier post on this thread if we don't say something or take a stand, we will get these regulations. That will have a huge impact on all of us, not just QLDer's because MOST of what they are trying to push through is targeted to take away what we love and for some of us have been involved in for a lifetime. This will have a ripple effect that will be felt right around the country. We will all be affected by these proposals if they become law.In some ways Im abit surprised that this issue hasn't really generated much discussion on this forum as opposed to others.
Having online records makes sense.
Only if it's very user friendly. I've helped people apply for their recreational wildlife license with the new "connect" system, what used to take a few short minutes, now takes over an hour. screens don't load properly, it's overly complicated, payments don't go through and the page expires. it's a nightmare.
[doublepost=1528409731,1528409545][/doublepost]Is there anything else I can do? I sent an email to the minister, filled out the survey. any other suggestions? (I don't have access to facebook though.) The deadline is approaching very quickly.
This seems like a hard battle, some of the new changes are good too. As I understand, it should allow all legal reptiles to be traded in petshops. Having online records makes sense. I was not familiar with the old bird species list, but they are supposed to be getting more species added. I have only read about half of it so far, they seem to have everything narrowed down to a number of options.
Banning perenties and a few other species that are not commonly kept is probably not going to bother many people. According to their figures only 5% of wildlife licence holders will need the most expensive licence.
Unfortunately they won’t accept a 3rd party petition or something and has to be shown via physical letters, even emails just get snuffed under the rug
What about the people that it does bother. One day you may be in that 5% category but guess what you would have already missed the boat because you don't keep Perenties NOW so it doesn't matter.
Where is the petition?
This is where the petition probably should be http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/current-epetitions
Not sure where you get the idea that it doesn't bother me. I am in that 5% category and was probably going to get some perenties in the future as either the only species I would keep or possibly along with a couple others. If the laws get through, I will probably stop keeping reptiles. I have not given up and will do as much as I can, I just doubt it will end well.
I still haven't finished reading through the proposal, but will have time to do that next week.
I was watching a YT vid and he was saying they want to change the qld laws to only allow 5 reptiles on your permit and charging $700 for 3yrs for a permit thats up from $70 for 5yrs. I so hope this isnt the case!! Tho its YT so i haven't read to much into it either..
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why would BHP's be cat 1, and woma's cat 2? that doesn't make sense to me. And pygmy pythons weren't on the list that I could see.
I filled out the survey, going to look for petitions now.
[doublepost=1528157474,1528153826][/doublepost]email sent to minster, thanks to Cris for the links.