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Police and Emergency Services

Guns in NSW courts won’t make them safer

Arming police witnesses when they are in attendance at courts will break with centuries of tradition of removing weapons from courts, and produce no positive safety outcomes. Concerns have come to the fore again with the NSW Police Association calling for police to be able to carry guns into courts, threatening to ‘black ban’ police […]

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Wild Deer: The Illawarra needs a humane, ethical and rational solution, not more hunters

The Greens NSW are calling for legal and policy changes to deliver evidence-based, humane, and effective methods for controlling wild deer populations in the Illawarra region. For too long, the government has ignored the animal welfare and environmental concerns regarding wild deer in the region and instead treated wild deer as a protected “game” resource […]

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MEDIA Better coordination required on gun laws

Calls from David Leyonhjelm and others for US style gun laws in response to the Sydney siege must be rejected and instead a closer review of gun licensing and control must be undertaken. What is apparent with the confusion between the Prime Minister and the NSW Police however is that there is an urgent need […]

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Animals in the Wild Exhibition in Berrima

Our Animals in the Wild photographic competition was taken to Berrima last week with the exhibition being displayed at the Bell Gallery thanks to the fantastic support and organisation of the Southern Highlands Greens and Wingecarribee WIRES. Animals in the Wild is an important part of our campaign against recreational hunting. The photo competition encouraged animal lovers and nature […]

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Notice of Motion on Canned Hunting

1819. Mr Shoebridge to move—   1. That this House notes with concern that: (a) “canned hunting” is the legal practice of hunting an animal that is trapped in an enclosure, (b) currently there are less than 3,000 wild lions in South Africa though more than 8,000 in captivity, and (c) “canned hunting” is not only legal […]

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Inaugural Animals in the Wild Photographic competition a success

The Inaugural Animals in the Wild Photographic Competition announced it’s winners in Narooma over the weekend. The exhibition was a great success, with the competition receiving an overwhelming number of entries, of very high quality which portray some of Australia’s most beautiful animals. The photo competition encouraged animal lovers and nature enthusiasts to get out into the […]

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