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Letter To MEDIA

By |February 15th, 2018|

Letter To MEDIA – Monday 29th January 2018, 6 pm

• TCAA has found the findings from Aidan Boot 2006, Brown 2015 and Bridget Wright 2016 as having inconsistencies with inspections of trees and audits.
• The TCAA recommends and advocates that all tree be inspected annually with regular inspections ( quarterly inspections of trees noted for high risk and high target areas) or sooner after significant environmental events.
• These tree audit inspections […]

Arborists Sling Shots – State & Territory Legislation

By |April 4th, 2016|

For further information on your state or territory’s regulations follow the links below.

Disclaimer: Please note that these links are intended to be a guide only.  It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the current legislation in your state.

NSW : Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127

QLD : Weapons Categories Regulations 1997

ACT : Prohibited Weapons Act 1996

NT : Weapons Control Regulations 2011

WA : […]

Are You Licensed to Carry?

By |April 4th, 2016|

Or are you risking a hefty jail term?

Ok, you might not be Dirty Harry or even American, but you may be in possession of a prohibited weapon.  As an arborist, your Big Shot Line Launcher is an indispensable tool, but as a civvy, it’s a slingshot: which is regarded a deadly weapon.

What does this mean for you and your employees?  It means you must be ‘licenced to carry’.   You might think this is […]

10/50 Code Changes

By |November 27th, 2014|

Press Release from NSW Rural Fire Service – 26th November 2014

1050 to Arborists 26112014

As you are aware, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), in partnership with the Department of Planning and Environment, has commenced a formal review of the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement.

To date more than 1,800 submissions have been received, detailing a wide range of issues including the 10/50 Code, legislation, planning, mapping and environmental matters.

The issues raised in the […]