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Review of protected animals management framework

The Department of Environment and Science is reviewing the framework for protected wildlife under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Since initial consultation in July 2016, the department has identified opportunities to link this review with changes to establish a common assessment method between state and national legislation for listing the conservation status of species. The states, territories, and Commonwealth have agreed to this approach, in order to enable a consistent approach to the classification of species across Australia. More detail about this can be found on the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy website.  

In order for Queensland to implement this approach, amendments to the Nature Conservation Act 1992 will be required to establish new classes of wildlife. Once these classes of wildlife are reflected in the Act, consequential changes to the regulations will be required to allow for the take, keep, and use of wildlife under the revised classes.

To avoid the need for two sets of comprehensive regulation amendments within a short period of time, the protected animals review and adoption of the common assessment method work will be consolidated.

Consequently, consultation on proposed improvements for the regulation of the take, keep, and use of protected animals will be delayed until these common assessment method changes are progressed.

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Last updated
13 September 2017
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