DINGO MANAGEMENT IN QUEENSLAND
"We have this mindset that we have to kill dingoes, because that is what we have always done.”
Landholders for Dingoes
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
In order to advocate for the protection of Dingoes in Queensland you need to understand and be informed who the key stakeholders are and how they lobby governments to influence policy/legislative changes.
The term 'wild dog' refers collectively to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids, and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released.
The wild dog (Dingo) is a restricted invasive animal under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014, which means all landholders have a responsibility to minimise the risks associated with invasive animals under their control. Wild dogs cannot be moved, kept (if a dingo), fed, given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit.
Key Stakeholders That Form Policy
Department of Agriculutre and Fisheries, Queensland.
Biosecurity Queensland Management Advisory Committee (BQMAC) Multiple stakeholder group.
Queensland Invasive Plants & Animals Committee (QIPAC) multiple stakeholder group.
Queensland Dog Offensive Group (QDOG) DAF, DES, Agforce, LGAQ, QCC, CISS, NRM regions).
Regional Groups (local governments, DAF IP & A operations, natural resource management groups, wild dog management groups)
Land holders, Land Managers
The Queensland Wild Dog Management Strategy
The Queensland Wild Dog Management Strategy has been developed by QDOG in consultation with stakeholders and replaces the former Queensland Wild Dog Management Strategy 2011-2016.
The strategy is complementary to the National Wild Dog Action Plan 2020-2030, which guides the implementation of a nationally agreed framework for wild dog management.
Coordination among jurisdictions and consistency at a national level is important because of shared borders and the widespread, mobile nature of wild dogs.
The strategy reflects the guiding principles and themes in the Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy 2019-2024 and alignment with the themes of the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2018-2023.
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Queensland Dog Offensive Group
WHO ARE THEY?
The Queensland Dog Offensive Group (QDOG) is a committee that provides advice to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) on the best strategic direction to take in wild dog management.
QDOG is committed to working together will all levels of government, industry, community groups and landholders to identify key strategies and techniques in wild dog control.
QDOG recently led the development of the Queensland Wild Dog Management Strategy 2021-2026.
QDOG has an independent chairperson and representatives from AgForce Queensland, Local Government Association of Queensland, local governments, natural resource management groups, Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, Queensland Conservation Council, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Department of Environment and Science.
Inhumane Treatment of Dingoes
QDOG is responsible for leading, facilitating, monitoring and reporting on priorities under the QLD Wild Dog Strategy.
The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated