Tracking bracelets, fines for not self-isolating
from the ABC
The West Australian Labor Government has sought the power to electronically monitor people who fail to self-isolate, using tracking bracelets or in-home trackers.
Tampering with a device could result in 12 months in jail or a $12,000 fine.
That move follows a police clamp down on people leaving their home after being directed to self-isolate.
In addition, the Government would be asking Parliament to grant police the power to issue on-the-spot fines for failing to obey self-isolation or public gathering directives.
Those fines would be $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses, and followed WA moving to “stage three” COVID-19 restrictions that involved shutting down playgrounds and skate parks.
Premier Mark McGowan said the measures, along with a move to restrict gatherings to two people, were harsh but a reality.
“The idea that I am going to give someone a $1,000 fine for three people walking around together is abhorrent, but it’s necessary,” he said.
On the 20th October 2013 at the Western Australian East Kimberley’s around Lake Gregory became a killing field for over 7,000 brumbies, executed from mustering helicopters conducting an aerial cull with shooters using military SLR rifles, leaving mortally and seriously wounded horses across the landscape, all sanctioned by the RSPCA saying “it demanded the brumbies be killed instantly through an accurately-fired shot, through the head or thorax”.
No question a culling was required, with many options available, proven humane which aerial shooting is not one of them.
So we ask this question, “why the traditional owners of the land and all the brumbies, were not consulted by the lessees, the WA Minister and the RSPCA over this disgraceful execution of their heritage horses?”
Read the full story [HERE] on the Snowy Brumby blog site