For Like minded people who like to see-
I have just finished writing a submission – here are a few ideas that occurred to me while doing so which might be of assistance or inspiration to others:
1. In general terms, the biggest impact of native vegetation laws is on private property rights. The key point is that these laws deprive owners of their right to control what they do with their own land, which is very bad for both freedom and wealth generation. Anyone could make this point in a submission, even if they don’t think they are personally affected (even though everyone is, indirectly). There is plenty of literature on the Internet about the importance of protecting private property rights that could be used to help make the point.
2. It is very difficult to quantify how these laws have impacted on landowners. It’s a bit like trying to predict the future. All we do know is that things would be different, but there are all sorts of problems trying to prove how much different they would be. I know I would certainly be a lot wealthier...
3. I think it is a good idea to try and come up with suggestions for fixing the problems. If nothing else, it may put ideas in the minds of some politicians and bureaucrats. I’ve mentioned things like setting aside the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Environment, or the states withdrawing from it; amending native vegetation legislation so it only applies to government-owned land; and requiring bureaucrats to address the impact on private property rights when they produce their reports and recommendations.