Bats, dangerous creatures & domain over land

Galloway, Kate (2012) Bats, dangerous creatures & domain over land. Curl: Property law, women and law, contemporary legal issues, 26 February 2012.

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Abstract

[Extract] Bob Katter has recently called for landowners to have 'control over his (sic) backyard'.

"So if he decides to remove a deadly animal, like this bat up here, or a snake, it's his backyard, not the crown's.

In Mr Katter's view:

"As a race of people we have moved away from (the idea of) 'this backyard belongs to us'."

What I take his meaning to be is that the state has too much regulatory power over activities undertaken upon freehold land. That is, he is seeking a more libertarian approach in terms of elevating private property above state intervention. In other words that a person's home is their castle.

Item ID: 23217
Item Type: Article (Other)
Keywords: domain, environment, harm principle, land, law, liberalism, planning law, private/public, real property
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Curl: Property law, women and law, contemporary legal issues is the blog of Kathrine Galloway and is available at http://katgallow.blogspot.com.au/ (4 Sept 2012)

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