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Tasmanian loggers in the South East Forests

On Tuesday 28 June 2011 David again visited the South Coast of NSW to look at the impact of logging on State Forests. Following a report from a local activist a side trip to Bodalla was organised where a Tasmanian logger (Kasun Logging) is currently clearing large tracts of forest. It has been reported that […]

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O’Farrell’s sweet pay off for Shooters Party

Just days after the Shooters Party’s support of the government’s public sector wages legislation, the government has opened up more than 140 State Forests for recreational hunting for an unprecedented 10 years. Legislation brought before parliament by the Shooters Party could see a relaxing of regulations regarding air rifles.

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Shooters to be let loose in 3,900 square km of public forests

The Coalition government has caved into demands from the pro-shooting Games Council to propose hunting in more than 3900 square kilometres of public forests.  The government is doing this without calling for public comment. The proposal is to allow hunting in 142 State Forests for more than a decade. SMH page 6 http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/hunting-could-soon-be-allowed-in-142-state-forests-20110515-1eod1.html Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “The Government […]

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Peter Gray

Adjournment speech: 10 May 2011 Peter Gray died last month after a long struggle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife Naomi. He will be remembered for many reasons.  For many Australians and those around the world he is the man who threw his shoes, harmlessly and with appalling poor aim, towards the former […]

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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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