The price of baby shark tickets is now $200.
The new rule to be introduced by the State of Queensland will see all baby shark-related tickets for 2018 scrapped, including those sold at events like Baby Music Festival.
The State Government has said it wants to remove the risk of young people being killed by baby sharks, but critics say this is an unfair penalty.
“It is a very unfair penalty,” Queensland Environment Minister Rob Stokes said on Thursday.
Queensland Environment Minister, Rob Stoke, says the price of tickets for Baby Shark events is being lowered.
Photo: Andrew Meares “That’s what we’re trying to do.
We want to reduce the risk to the public, and to the young people who are going to be attending those events, but also to the people who want to see those events.”
He said he was confident that the new regulations would help to reduce child fatalities by 20 to 30 per cent.
A new policy to curb the risk that young people will be killed by the baby shark was introduced by Queensland Government last week.
The new rule will see baby shark and dolphin tickets for 2017 and 2018 scrapped for any event with a capacity of 10 or more.
It will also include ticket sales for events where the capacity is 100 or more people.
Tickets sold at venues like Baby Musician, Baby Music and Baby Safari will also be cancelled.
Under the new policy, ticket holders will also have to provide identification when buying tickets.
Baby Musician tickets will also only be sold at Baby Musicians in Townsville and the Blue Mountains and at Baby Music in Brisbane and Brisbane Waterfronts.
For the first time, tickets for baby shark events will also no longer be available for sale at the Brisbane Zoo.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she wanted to make sure the industry knew what was at stake, as she warned that the legislation could cause financial damage to the industry.
“I’m not here to blame anyone, but I do want to put some responsibility where it belongs,” Ms Palasczuk told reporters.
Ms Palaszek said the new rules would also affect the business of Baby Music.
She said Baby Musicals had been in the process of looking at their business plan, but that the Queensland Government was not satisfied with the industry’s current model.
Mr Stokes also confirmed the new regulation would not apply to Baby Musica, a group that operates from Townsville, Townsville Waterfront and Brisbane’s Blue Mountains.
“It’s not the same as being able to buy tickets,” Mr Stokes told reporters on Thursday morning.
He also confirmed that tickets for the new event will be removed from the Blue Hills, Blue Mountains, and Brisbane Aquariums.
The new rules come as Queensland has experienced its deadliest year on record.
More than 1,600 people were killed in 2017, with a total of 1,543 people killed this year.
Despite the recent spike in fatalities, Queensland Government statistics show the number of people killed by shark has dropped to a new low, with just five deaths so far in 2018.
This year’s numbers, however, still exceed last year’s total.
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