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Firearms and the Games Council

Time to end private arsenals in NSW

With gun theft, gun ownership and gun crime on the rise in NSW, it is time to take action to reduce the number of guns in circulation in NSW. The Greens NSW will introduce legislation in 2012 to limit the number of firearms owned by registered firearms holders to a maximum of three guns absent […]

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Time running out to protect NSW state forests

Friends, In just over one week more than 200 people answered the call to protect state forests across NSW. With your help we can double that number. NSW State Forests are public property, but they are being woefully mismanaged by the state government. You can help turn that around. A friend of mine, Jimmy Malecki, […]

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Locals gather for peaceful protest against Game Council

Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge joined Lake Macquarie Greens Councillor Hannah Gissane and local residents for a picnic protest in Olney state forest. The event was a family friendly protest against the pro-hunting Game Council of NSW. Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge said: “The Game Council is a pro-hunting lobby group that should not have […]

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O’Farrell needs to come clean on deal with Shooters

Following the introduction of the Firearms Amendment Bill, immediately after the government’s controversial public sector wages bill passed the Upper House, Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge called on Premier O’Farrell to come clean on the deals he has made with the Shooters and Christian Democratic Parties. “NSW needs to know what price Barry O’Farrell has […]

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Game Council pushes back

The Game Council is pushing back against our campaign to ensure that feral animal control in NSW is conducted professionally and humanely. On the ABC Country Hour yesterday the Game Council defended its role, proudly boasting of its growing membership and planned number of. However their spokesman was unconvincing when talking about the standards of […]

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Coalition allows bloodsports in NSW State Forests

Pig dog hunting using packs of up to five dogs to bite and maul feral pigs is commencing today in Nundle, Hanging Rock and Tomalla State Forests. This practice directly contravenes the Codes of Practice for the humane culling of pigs that have been developed by the Department of Primary Industries. NSW Greens MP and Forestry spokesperson David […]

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Abolish the Game Council

One of the key Greens campaigns over the next four years is to abolish the Game Council, and we’d like your help to do it. The setting up of the Game Council in 2002 was a shameless capitulation to the gun and hunting lobbies that has allowed it to promote a pro-gun culture in NSW, […]

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Blood Sports in State Forests? No thanks.

The Game Council of NSW has a call for expressions of interest (“EOI”) from hunters for a trial of hunting feral pigs using packs of up to five pig dogs in Nundle, Hanging Rock and Tomalla State Forests. This trial is said by the Game Council to be intended to form part of a broader […]

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Blood sports on public land

The Game Council of NSW is proposing to send hunters using packs of up to five pig dogs to bite and maul feral pigs in Nundle, Hanging Rock and Tomalla State Forests. (SMH 15/4) This proposal is directly contrary to well-established NSW codes of practice for hunting feral pigs, that prohibit the use of dogs […]

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