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Fireworks Permits

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday, 3 June 2015, Nick Mckim


That this House:

1.    Notes that Fireworks Night that was held last weekend identified a number of issues with the issuing of Fireworks Permits;

2.    Notes that under the current regulations neighbours, including wildlife sanctuaries, equestrian centres, kennels and other properties with livestock are only informed of fireworks permits after the permit has been issued;

3.    Notes that fireworks can cause extreme panic in native and domestic animals causing them to flee, suffer injury trying to escape or abandon their young;

4.    Agrees that the current process for granting fireworks permits does not provide adequate opportunities for potentially affected people and businesses to register objections before permits are granted; and,

5.    Calls on the Government to review the way Fireworks Permits are issued to ensure that people can make representation to WorkSafe Tasmania before permits are issued.