Code of Conduct
We will carry out all rubbish so be conscious of what to bring. We are guests in Australia and will follow Australian rules/regulations so no littering will be tolerated and anyone found to knowingly harm the Australian environment will be handed over to the Australian authorities to receive applicable fines.
Smoking is not encouraged and on some dry days may be banned by the local authorities altogether as it poses a forest fire hazard. Under no circumstances will smoking be permitted in the vehicles. If a participant does smoke, he is to be certain to do so downwind of other guests and take appropriate measures such as rolling up sleeves and using breath mints so to prevent the smell from lingering when in the vehicles. Anyone who chooses to smoke must also provide an airtight (smell-proof) container to keep used butts in as no littering of cigarette buts will be permitted.
Harassment is a criminal offense and immediate grounds for removal from the safari. Anyone engaging in verbal harassment will be given only one chance to change their behaviour and on the second offence be removed from the safari. Any participant that harasses another physically will be picked up by a support crew member and taken to the Australian police for prosecution.
Respect others' belongings. We will all be bringing expensive equipment. Theft, intentional damage, or unauthorized use of another's belongings will not be tolerated. All criminal treatment of another's belongings will result in removal and criminal prosecution.
Some of the participants will, no doubt, be more experienced in certain areas than others -- even the coordinators. We have all come to improve our skill and, therefore, artistic discussion and feedback is encouraged, but putdowns and insults will not be tolerated. There will be photographers of every skill level and every level of experience. Respect all participants and their art.