The sale of pest plants and animals is now officially banned under the Pest Plants and Animals Act 2005, Chief Minister and Environment Minister Jon Stanhope said in a press release you can find here.
You can find the full bill here
As sensible as all this sounds, and as great it will be for the ACT environment that many noxious pests will essentially have a noose around their figurative heads, the one that perplexes me somewhat is this line at the bottom of said press release;
“The laws do not apply to residential areas.”
So does that mean that I am allowed to breed Vulpes vulpes in my backyard, and have the hutch under a grove of Pinus radiata that I have cleverly pulled out from what was Stromlo Forest (which I am legally allowed to do under the new legislation)?