Questions on advocacy and the permitted list approach

A piece was recently published in Weedscene (in October 2013), the Weed Society of Victoria newsletter, proposing that the Weed Society undertakes more advocacy. It also suggested that a permitted list approach to weeds could be supported as one of the first advocacy subjects.

Please read the articles in Weedscene and on the Weed Society of Victoria website ( and then answer the following set of questions. It should only take you a few minutes (unless you have lots to say!).

Thanks for your time to take this survey.

* 1. Are you a member of the Weed Society of Victoria?

* 2. What is your name?

This allows us to determine if you are a member of the society. Your name would not be publicised or referred to in the survey results.

* 3. Should the Weed Society undertake advocacy?

* 4. If the Weed Society does advocacy, what type of advocacy would best serve it?

* 5. Do you think that the Weed Society should support the concept of a ‘White List’ or ‘Permitted List’?

See the discussion paper in Weedscene and on the Weed Society of Victoria website ( for more details about what is involved with a 'permitted list'.

* 6. Do you have any other comments to make about these issues?