Using binoculars

To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Using binoculars
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:45:13 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Tue, 6/9/09, Stephen Ambrose <> wrote:
> From experience, the use of binoculars (or cameras) are
> generally not allowed near Australian defence facilities,
> unless you have been given a permit/pass from the
> Australian Defence Department.

Thanks for mentioning that - it's worth pointing out.  I was thinking of parts 
of the country not controlled by Defence however. :)

One of the laws I was shocked by was the control of State governments over 
commercial photography in National Parks.  I can't see how a government can lay 
claim to a view.  It's possible that I could take a photo in a national park 
and later publish it, but I'm hardly going to pay fees for taking photos unless 
I know I am guaranteed to be paid for the pictures.

Mind you, the same state governments charge taxes for rain falling on private 

Rob Geraghty


To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU