Arguments for and against the NPWS' policy



- it protects the land and wildlife from people who may unknowingly cause harm;

- takes into account cultural considerations, eg on Aboriginal heritage sites, which may otherwise be ignored;

- charges levied recognise the financial cost of conserving, maintaining and managing these resources;

- if photographers or film-makers are making profit from the area, they should contribute more to the upkeep

- the policy includes beaches, a popular spot for wedding photography ? so, if you hire a photographer for the day, a licence is required, but if your best friend takes the same photos, they're free. Does that make sense?

- our taxes and entry fees to parks already pay for the upkeep of the land;

- you can't 'own' a view, especially on public land; it's supposed to belong to everybody;

- it's just more bureaucratic red tape and revenue-raising by Government agencies.



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Search for missing Queensland swimmer suspended

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Coffs Tri almost at capacity

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Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

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