Independent Review of the Wildlife Act 1975 – April 2021
GABA's submission responds to the four Scope of the Review areas as advertised on the engage website: the Act, Regulatory Framework, First Nations and Compliance/ Enforcement followed by a list of substantive recommendations drawn from each. Our recommendations cover areas such as legislation, regulation, First Nations, poisons and chemicals, habitat, governance, and speciesism. Our submission concludes with a summary that calls for robust legislation that adequately protects wildlife, genuine collaboration with First Nations culture, recognising their leadership in caring for Country and all inhabitants, and encouraging positive engagement with wildlife to help restore the sense of wonder that intrinsically exists in the biophilic human.