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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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Firearms and the Games Council

Risks ignored by pro-hunting Premier

The reopening of State Forests to amateur hunters presents a real and ongoing risk of people being shot. Despite the government’s own assessment identifying the dangers, it continues to send armed, unsupervised amateur hunters into public forests across NSW. The list of forests declared open for hunting is available here.            […]

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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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Native Forest Woodchip Industry [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 20 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution online here. NATIVE FOREST WOODCHIP INDUSTRY Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [4.11 p.m.]: Forestry in New South Wales has been under pressure for some time. Unsustainable wood supply agreements have led to the clear-felling of forests and frequent breaches […]

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