Proposal for the Commercial Harvest and Export of Products Obtained from Wallabies in Tasmania (PDF - 262.05 KB)
Proposal for the Commercial Harvest and Export of Products Obtained from Wallabies in Tasmania (DOC - 131 KB)
The Department of the Environment of Energy has received an application for a Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial export of meat, skins and fur from two species of macropod: Macropus rufogriseus (Bennett’s Wallaby) and Thylogale billardierii (Tasmanian Pademelon, also known as rufus wallaby).
Please note that this is a revised version of a proposal by Lenah Game Meats and replaces the version that was posted on the Department’s website on 13 February 2017. If you are responding to this proposal please ensure that your comments address the current version of the proposal.
Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain in force for up to three (3) years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Please submit your comments by Friday 31 March 2017. Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist us in considering comments, the Department of the Environment and Energy encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy or his delegate for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 2588.