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Invasive animals inquiry Vic government

Post by Baronvonrort » 06 Jan 2018, 11:23 pm

Interesting read, I wonder why the government even bothers with Parliamentary inquiries when it doesn't follow the recommendations.

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FINDING 55: Using category C and D firearms can assist in achieving greater efficiency in controlling invasive animals. While professional pest controllers are eligible to apply for category C and D firearms and primary producers may apply for category C firearms for pest control, recreational hunters are not eligible to access these categories.

RECOMMENDATION 16: That the Victorian Government consult with Victoria Police in relation to recreational hunters having access to category C and D firearms to facilitate greater invasive animal and pest control.
https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/enrc/Invasive_Animals_on_Crown_land/Final_Report/ENRRDC_58-04_Text_WEB.pdf


I thought the governments job was to make the laws and the police are just public servants who enforce the laws, in a police state the police get to make the laws since when did we become a police state?

A few other good things in there like sound moderators etc, this inquiry was obviously a waste of time when the government ignores the recommendations.
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Post by Crazy » 07 Jan 2018, 12:20 am

Baronvonrort wrote:Interesting read, I wonder why the government even bothers with Parliamentary inquiries when it doesn't follow the recommendations.

Page 252-
FINDING 55: Using category C and D firearms can assist in achieving greater efficiency in controlling invasive animals. While professional pest controllers are eligible to apply for category C and D firearms and primary producers may apply for category C firearms for pest control, recreational hunters are not eligible to access these categories.

RECOMMENDATION 16: That the Victorian Government consult with Victoria Police in relation to recreational hunters having access to category C and D firearms to facilitate greater invasive animal and pest control.
https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/enrc/Invasive_Animals_on_Crown_land/Final_Report/ENRRDC_58-04_Text_WEB.pdf


I thought the governments job was to make the laws and the police are just public servants who enforce the laws, in a police state the police get to make the laws since when did we become a police state?

A few other good things in there like sound moderators etc, this inquiry was obviously a waste of time when the government ignores the recommendations.

We can only dream that the government takes on some of these recommendations, i don't know about you but i would love to have access to semi autos and suppressors.
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Post by bentaz » 07 Jan 2018, 5:50 am

Yeah, I bet it costs a fair bit of our tax dollars to continue ignoring reports like that.
Interestingly though my state member who I've always dismissed as a liberal party gun grabber was part of that, maybe I'll have to go to his BBQ next year!
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Jan 2018, 11:18 am

Off subject here but. KISS, all manually operated rifles and shottys should be same category . B. I have never understood the arguments over pumps and levers.

Semi's maybe with limited\internal magazine capacity should be treated the same.

Silencers, same, no reason why they shouldn't be allowed. Personally I wouldn't bother, but they have merit.
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Jan 2018, 11:18 am

bentaz wrote:Yeah, I bet it costs a fair bit of our tax dollars to continue ignoring reports like that.
Interestingly though my state member who I've always dismissed as a liberal party gun grabber was part of that, maybe I'll have to go to his BBQ next year!



Yep, you should if you can.
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Post by Kipper » 18 Jan 2018, 10:38 am

Baronvonrort wrote:Interesting read, I wonder why the government even bothers with Parliamentary inquiries when it doesn't follow the recommendations.


So they can say they tried to do the right thing, then they'll just find a sound bite from someone opposing them and blame them for it.
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