There is this bunch of volunteers that want to spend their spare time helping to rid NSW national parks of feral animals. I’m not sure why they want to do it for free but it seems they do. The NSW government wants to amend the law to allow them to help. According to one media report “the Public Service Association, which represents park rangers, has ordered its members not to assist“. I’m not sure where it’s authority to order people about stems from but in any case it seems a little bit knee jerk. Surely removing feral animals from national parks, essentially for free, would be a good thing.
As I understand the state of play in NSW hunting is already allowed in state forests and on some other crown land. South Australia allows hunting in national parks and national park rangers have worked effectively with hunters to remove pest species in several parts of the state.
Perhaps some of the opposition to this stems from the fact that they won’t be hunting bare foot with spears or clubs. Apparently they want to use firearms.