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Animals in the Wild photographic competition opens Monday 12 May 2014

We are excited to announce the Animals in the Wild photographic competition will begin next week. The competition is part of our campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the photographic hunting competition run by Narooma’s pro-gun and pro-killing “Huntfest”. Our competition encourages animal lovers and nature enthusiasts to get out into the wild and […]

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We did it! Game Council abolished

We did it! Last week we achieved a major victory in NSW, and that’s worth celebrating. The O’Farrell government has been embarrassed into abolishing the pro-gun pro-hunting Game Council NSW, suspending amateur hunting in state forests, and ending the idea of unrestricted amateur hunting in National Parks. Congratulations! This decision follows a decade-long campaign by […]

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Greens welcome O’Farrell hunting back-down

The Greens have welcomed today’s announcement by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell that the Game Council has been abolished and hunting on public land has been suspended. Greens NSW Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi said: “The Greens welcome this decision as a victory for common sense and for all of the spirited grassroots campaigners who made […]

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Game Council NSW Review [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 19 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. GAME COUNCIL NSW REVIEW Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Ports, representing both the Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister for the Environment. Now that the Dunn […]

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State Budget and Game Council [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 18 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. STATE BUDGET AND GAME COUNCIL Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Roads, representing the Minister for Primary Industries. What is the 63.5 per cent increase in government funding […]

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NSW government sponsors pro-hunting program with weapons dealers

The O’Farrell government is allowing the NSW Game Council to use public funds to co-sponsor an “adventure hunting” TV series with international arms manufacturers Hornady and Beretta. The program celebrates the killing of moose, deer and other wild animals and actively promotes some of the world’s largest international arms dealers. As reported in SMH Online […]

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Shooters and Hunters get big budget payoff

In a tight state budget that is seeing services and jobs squeezed, the pro-hunting Game Council NSW has been given a more than 60 per cent budget increase in the 2013-14 NSW government budget announced today, an apparent reward to the Shooters Party for their support in the NSW Upper House. As reported by AAP | […]

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Premier gives Shooters veto on Game Council Inquiry

Revelations today that the Shooters Party had a veto over the terms of reference of the review into the Game Council are proof positive that the Premier remains tied hand and foot to the pro-gun lobby in the NSW Parliament and call not question the independence of the review. As reported by The Daily Telegraph. […]

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