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Grant or refusal to grant permit

    (1)     Subject to this Part, the Director may grant or refuse to grant a permit having considered and taken into account:

        (a)     the classification of wildlife under section 29;

        (b)     the principles of management set out in section 31;

        (c)     all relevant management programs, co-operative management agreements, declarations of areas of essential habitat and agreements under sections 73 and 74;

        (d)     the likely effect (and in particular any detrimental impact) of the issue of a permit on the continued survival of wildlife, habitats, vegetation and ecosystems and on the landscape and the environment generally;

        (e)     in the case of a permit relating to prohibited entrants – matters relating to the retrieval, capture, disposal or destruction of an escaped prohibited entrant;

        (f)     the welfare of the animal or animals to which the permit relates;

        (g)     the protection of the safety and welfare of the public; and

        (h)     any prescribed matters.

    (2)     The Director must not grant a permit authorising:

        (a)     an activity that is inconsistent with the objectives of a management program; or

        (b)     unless the Minister gives his or her written approval to do so – the taking or interference with wildlife that is threatened wildlife.

    (3)     The Director must not grant a permit to a person if the person or a nominee specified by the person in the application has been found guilty of an offence against this Act or that otherwise relates to wildlife within the 5 year period immediately before the person applies for the permit.

    (4)     A permit is to be in a form approved by the Director and, if the permit is granted to a person and his or her nominees, is to specify the nominees.

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