Why we don't need fishing licences

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Why we don't need fishing licences

Post by Matt Flynn » Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:44 pm

The push for fishing licences "so we can get better infrastructure paid for by our licence fees" is a mug's game.

The money has always been available. We already pay, literally, billions of dollars too much.

If you have any doubt, read about what the federal Liberals wasted while in power, if even half of this list is accurate it is a scandal ... https://www.mdavis.xyz/govlist/

The Libs threw billions at failed schemes. Some were operated by their cronies.

They even caused people to kill themselves with their blunders (Robodebt).

Further, the cashless card cost more than $10,000 per recipient to implement, and failed. Should have just given the money to poor people, instead of treating them like crims.

Some of the Liberal actions look like outright crime, perhaps why they resisted an ICAC. Hopefully Labor will nail them as they have promised an ICAC. Unfortunately a lot of what is done is soft corruption, legal but plainly wrong, or just incompetent.

Given the waste, support for fishing licences and any other new government fees appears foolish.



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Re: Why we don't need fishing licences

Post by scartissue » Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:38 pm

A licence is when the government takes away your rights, and then sells them back to you.
we already pay enough in taxes, it costs a lot to be part of this country and we already have far to many rules

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Re: Why we don't need fishing licences

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:23 am

For anyone not yet convinced, billions of dollars have been lost in Australia's mismanagement of gas resources income. A quote ...

"During the past decade, Australia has, on occasion, overtaken Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas. However, where Qatar has managed to reap a financial windfall from royalty payments on its exports, we've barely managed to eke out spare change. Five years ago, Treasury estimated we'd receive around $800 million in royalties for 100 billion cubic metres of LNG. Qatar, in contrast, was forecast to pull in $26.6 billion for exactly the same amount. That's primarily because it levies a 35 per cent royalty on its gas."

From here ... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-13/ ... /101146926

Instead of Australians being hit with more fees, they should make these corporations pay their share.

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Re: Why we don't need fishing licences

Post by hobbsy » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:04 pm

Anybody who thinks a boat license is a good idea have rocks in their head.
Insanity is a good place to hide from reality!

It is not how long the fish is but how long you have fished & how long you've wished.......

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Re: Why we don't need fishing licences

Post by ronje » Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:06 am

A boat registration is simply income for the Govt. Its also a form of identifier for enforcement authorities.

Both outcomes are undesirable for the average fisherman.

Govts promise that boating/fishing improvements will result from a licence fee. Enforcement authorities promise greater safety on the water via a licence fee.

A big problem is the declining access to fishing grounds via the native title mechanisms and national parks declarations.

NLC want a significant annual payment to their member NTOs for that access.

It doesn't seem that the NT Govt wants to pay that annual fee and there's no info on how much access any amount of annual payment might bring. But you can bet that an annual boating/fishing fee from rec fishers wont come anywhere the amount that the NLC is looking for so the pressure will mount via increasing closures.

The NLC would spill the amount that a licence fee would raise at morning tea.

Luckily NT fishers have AFANT to look after their interests(after AFANT's are looked after first).

We'll see NT barra fishers travelling to Qld or WA to go fishing shortly.

There are a lot of Qld barra fishers who don't go the NT anymore because of uncertainity associated with that access hassle.
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