GMA may conduct controlled operations pursuant to Part IX of the Wildlife Act.
GMA has yet to make an application to conduct a controlled operation. The VI therefore did not inspect any GMA files during the period covered by this report.
The VI’s assessment of the extent of GMA’s compliance with the Wildlife Act is limited to assessing whether the reporting requirements of section 74OA of the Act were met.
Comprehensiveness and adequacy of the GMA's reports
Section 74OA(1) of the Wildlife Act requires GMA to report to the VI, as soon as practicable after 30 June and 31 December and no more than two months after each date, on the details of its authorised operations conducted during the preceding six months. The VI received both reports within the required timeframes.
Each report made to the VI pursuant to section 74OA of the Act stated that no controlled operations were undertaken by GMA during the six-monthly period covered by the report.
Work and activities of the GMA
GMA conducted no controlled operations during the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.