Baird government ‘declares open season’ on native animals Contacts – Please write and oppose this proposed law


A licence to kill native animals has been labelled “red tape” by the Baird government and will be abolished, prompting warnings the move will declare “open season” on kangaroos, emus, wombats and cockatoos. He may have been celebrated for ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, but there’s no such consideration for native animals – they are just “red tape” to

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Carnage of native birds and animals on Hamilton Island, called “management”


There’s a dark and bloody side of the Whitsunday’s, Hamilton Island!  What’s meant to be a dream, an idyllic dream island, of relaxation and luxury, has been exposed.  Some of the feathered and four-footed native residents are being slaughtered because some of the tourists and residents are not “safe” from native species such as the Agile Walllabies and overly-friendly cockatoos!

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Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference -Dingo meat to Asia


From 30th August to 1st September 2016, the University of Queensland will be hosting a ‘Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference’, with 10 keynote speakers plus others. While the confer- ence seems to be focused on conservation, many speakers will be discussing wildlife ‘management’, including wildlife ‘harvesting’. The opening keynote address: ‘A sorry tale of sheep, kangaroos and goats’

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Pacific Highway to bulldoze through koala habitat, thanks to new “Environment” Minister Josh Frydenberg


A nationally significant koala population could be wiped out within a couple of decades after the federal government approved an upgrade of the Pacific Highway that bisects a key colony, environment groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new “Environment” and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway’s new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19. Despite taking the

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Wildlife carers quitting after 30 years due to DELWP’s hostility towards kangaroos


Kangaroos nursed back to health after a planned fire escalated out of control now face a cull on the orders of the same department that ordered the burn. The very same department, DELWP, responsible for the care of wildlife, actually turned tail and permitted a “cull” of kangaroos, despite being tirelessly and lovingly nursed back to health by wildlife carers!

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Kangaroos are essential land managers – naturalist Bob McDonald


Kangaroos and their Kin as Essential Land Managers, Fire Fuel Reducers and Preservers of Water Quality Bob McDonald. Australia was ‘settled’ with a European academic and nobleman’s dream of cultivating ‘wastelands’. Kangaroos were, and still are, mistakenly seen as ‘the stock’ of Aboriginal people – the key to their diet. The evidence from their eating places and stories shows the

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