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ESTIMATES ROUND UP Illawarra

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here. David asked questions about The problems with infrastructure in the Illawarra, particularly concerning how floods affect the rail line and other transport links in the Illawarra. Controlling feral deer populations in the Illawarra, and the changes made to accommodate professional hunters which have increased feral deer […]

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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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Illegal Debate [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 22 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. ILLEGAL HUNTING Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Given today’s report of a landowner outside Orange being bailed up at gunpoint by hunters who were illegally […]

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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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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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Appalling slaughter of native animals [warning – disturbing images]

Disturbing images of slaughtered kangaroos taken in a NSW State Forest show the appalling reality of unsupervised amateur hunting in NSW  and the real dangers of the O’Farrell government’s proposal to expand hunting to National Parks. Greens MP and Game Council spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “These images of a dozen recently killed and dismembered kangaroos […]

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