The policy guides DPIE staff in such things as:
- providing practical advice and support for members of the public, to help them avoid aggressive bird encounters and deal with these encounters when they occur
- determining when a bird is considered a risk to public safety, and understanding differing roles and responsibilities of staff on DPIE-managed lands and on land managed by other people
- developing and implementing education and awareness strategies, to build positive community attitudes to living with native birds
- promoting partnerships with other organisations, such as local councils which also assist with these matters, to improve management of these issues
- maintaining an ongoing record of responses to wildlife management, including incidents with aggressive birds, as a basis for monitoring and evaluation.
Photo: Australian magpie pair (Cracticus tibicen) / John Turbill/OEH