Petition calls for abolition of the Game Council

Petition calls for abolition of the Game Council

David Shoebridge today submitted a petition of over two hundred signatures to the NSW Legislative Council calling for the abolition of the Game Council and for the government to legislate for a permanent end to recreational hunting in NSW. Greens MP and Firearms...
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...

Game and Feral Animal Control Act [Legislation Debate]

This is the transcript of a speech delivered in NSW Parliament on 21 June 2012. It can be seen in its original context here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [12.16 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I place on record The Greens strong opposition to the Game and Feral Animal Control...
New figures confirm rampant handgun use in drive-by shootings

New figures confirm rampant handgun use in drive-by shootings

New figures obtained by The Greens and the National Coalition for Gun Control confirm that in 87 per cent of drive by shootings the weapon of choice for criminals is a handgun.  This highlights the failure of the NSW Government to take any steps at all to control the...

Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) [Legislation Debate]

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [6.14 p.m.]: The Greens support the Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012. It has been a long-standing commitment of my party to ensure that we do all we can to make certain that the firearms laws in New South Wales live up to the...