Safer roads for drivers in QLD - Station owners to fence livestock
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Since 2010 there have been 14 fatalities on the Mulligan Highway between Mareeba and Cooktown, TNQ. Station owners in QLD do not have to keep their livestock fenced in and are not held responsible when wandering animals cause accidents.
Sign this petition and add your voice to our cause - How many more families need to experience this trauma before something is done to abolish Searle v Wallbank Rule in Queensland?
This Rule dates back to 1947, a time when Queensland had a population of 567,471. Nowadays there are 4,476,778 Queenslander's choosing to live in the sunshine state. Shouldn't we feel safe when traveling on our roads?
The rule has been abolished in England (its jurisdiction of origin), New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania for almost 40 years!
The rule in Searle v Wallbank is a relic of the past which currently absolves owners of livestock from responsibility for damage caused - and it should no longer apply in today's society of fast moving cars and multi-lane highways.
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Mark Bailey, QLD MP Main Roads, Road Safety & Ports and Minister for Energy & Water Supply recently released the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 2015-21. We need the relevant Ministers and State Government to hear our voice and abolish this Rule. It's time for change!
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