Game Council licensing children for illegal hunting

Game Council licensing children for illegal hunting

For more than a decade the NSW Game Council has been licensing hundreds of children as young as 12 to illegally hunt with firearms in millions of hectares of State Forests. The children they have sent out hunting are now exposed to possible criminal prosecutions for...
National Parks hunting on hold as Game Council is reviewed

National Parks hunting on hold as Game Council is reviewed

The Greens NSW have welcomed the announcement of a review of the governance of the Game Council and the suspension of hunting in national parks, calling on the government to take the next step and suspend hunting in state forests. Greens NSW Environment spokesperson...
Amateur hunting not achieving its target [OPINION]

Amateur hunting not achieving its target [OPINION]

An opinion piece by David printed in the Bega District News on 5 February 2013. You can see it in its original context here. The hunting lobby’s latest argument is that campaigning for safer gun control laws and for humane and effective feral animal control is...
No eye tests for hunters let loose in public forests or parks

No eye tests for hunters let loose in public forests or parks

It has been revealed today that at no stage in the process of getting a license to own a firearm or to hunt on public land is it required for hunters to do an eye test to prove they can properly identify the targets they are shooting. This raises fresh safety concerns...