Erica ski hire would like to catch the culprits and have them stripped naked, coated in honey and be tied to an ants' nest.It’s partly Aussie’s notalgia of (Larrikin) ‘Cul-cha’
We traditionally back the little guy / battler in the fight against the government / the law or ‘injustice’.
Possibly both 4wd & brumby groups see some similarities in their fight with govt. land managers.
My enemy’s enemy, yarda…?
In realty, it’s not easy to pigeon hole 4WD users into just one or two demographics - as we see on this form - many strongly believe in protecting the environment and acting responsibly in the bush/ on tracks, etc…
Education vs punishment?
I’m just not confident that our land managers will be able to ‘educate’ this small (5-10%) hard core of 4WD law-breakers. (Who don’t give a rats).
Apart from anything else, the above cohort of 20-70 year-olds (adults) have already learnt not to respect society and the law. Appealing to reason, because conservation is the ‘decent thing to do’, will be a tough sell.
Loss of a vehicle for damaging public property (and ruining a whole ski area for weeks!) - would go a long way towards education these fine members of society.