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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 29

Classification of wildlife

    (1)     The Minister must identify the conservation status of each of the species of wildlife in the Territory and apply a classification prescribed under section 28 to each species accordingly.

    (2)     On classifying wildlife under subsection (1), the Minister must:

        (a)     give public notice:

            (i)     of the making of the classification;

            (ii)     inviting the public to make submissions in respect of the classification not later than 30 days after the date of the notice; and

            (iii)     stating that copies of the classification are available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the Commission specified in the notice during the business hours of the Commission;

        (b)     make the classification and a copy of his or her written reasons for classifying the species of wildlife available for inspection or purchase at those offices of the Commission;

        (c)     consider any submissions made in respect of the classification and review the classification and make the alterations to it, if any, that he or she considers appropriate; and

        (d)     present the revised classification to the Administrator for approval.

    (3)     If the Administrator is satisfied that:

        (a)     subsections (1) and (2) have been complied with; and

        (b)     a classification of a species of wildlife is appropriate,

the Administrator may in writing approve the classification.

    (4)     If the Administrator approves the classification of a species:

        (a)     the Minister must give public notice of the approval; and

        (b)     the Director must cause copies of the classification to be kept and made available for inspection or purchase by the public at the offices of the Commission during its business hours.

    (5)     The public notice of the approval must include a statement that copies of the classification are available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the Commission during the business hours of the Commission.

    (6)     A classification of a species has effect on and from the day the Minister gives public notice of its approval under subsection (4)(a).

    (7)     The classification of a species under this section may be varied and, for the purpose of varying a classification of a species, a reference in this section to:

        (a)     classifying a species includes a reference to varying a classification of a species; and

        (b)     a classification of a species includes a reference to a variation of a classification of a species.



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