Petition in Relation to Rural Crime

Help make our regional communities safer - sign the petition for action on rural crime.

Rural crime has a significant economic impact on primary producers and regional communities. Rural trespass, stock and equipment theft and illegal hunting are crimes of major concern to rural and isolated communities. As many farming families live and work on the same property, trespass and other rural crimes can generate tremendous fear and a sense of insecurity. There is also frustration that, even if successfully prosecuted, perpetrators of rural crimes only pay minimal fines.

Make a difference - sign the petition to fight rural crime.

We support a review of legislation that will increase protection of landholders against trespassing, illegal hunting or fishing on private land, theft, damage or destruction to livestock or property. We are calling for a review of maximum penalties for trespassing or illegal hunting on private land, and the potential creation of an aggravated trespass offence where there is an enhanced biosecurity risk, intent to engage in stock theft, or the presence of hunting equipment.

Please make a difference by adding your name to the petition.

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Goal: 1,000 signatures

Rural crime has a significant economic impact on primary producers and regional communities. Rural trespass, stock and equipment theft and illegal hunting are crimes of major concern to rural and isolated communities. As many farming families live and work on the same property, trespass and other rural crimes can generate tremendous fear and a sense of insecurity. There is also frustration that, even if successfully prosecuted, perpetrators of rural crimes only pay minimal fines.

We support a review of legislation that will increase protection of landholders against trespassing, illegal hunting or fishing on private land, theft, damage or destruction to livestock or property. We are calling for a review of maximum penalties for trespassing or illegal hunting on private land, and the potential creation of an aggravated trespass offence where there is an enhanced biosecurity risk, intent to engage in stock theft, or the presence of hunting equipment.

Please make a difference by adding your name to the petition.

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