2009 Articles

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Duck Hunting Season Extended
Call for localised bird surveys

Dec 31 2009, The Age
by Peter Ker

2009 Dec 31 The Age

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Duck season cut but bag limit doubles for 2010

Dec 30 2009, Herald Sun /AAP

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Activists deliver body blow to start of duck hunting season

Mar 24 2009, The Age

2009 mar 24 The Age - Activists deliver body blow to start duck hunting season

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Protestors gun for "Wild West" shooters as duck season opens

Mar 24 2009, The Age

By Mark Russell

2009 Mar 23 The Age Protestors gun for

- see article


Lame Duck Decision On Shooting

Mar 2 2009, Herald Sun Opinion

By Kylie Hansen

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Shooting The Birds That Survived

Mar 2 2009, Herald Sun

By Kylie Hansen

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Ducks pay high price for the coming election season

Feb 12 2009, The Age Editorial

The Age Editorial 12 Feb 2009

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Victoria gives green light to duck hunt

Feb 4 2009, AAP Article

By Xavier La Cann

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It's ready, aim, fire for duck shooters

February 5, 2009 The Age
By Adam Morton

- see article (with images)


Duck numbers in startling decline

February 6, 2009 The Age
By Geoff Strong

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2007 & 2008

Moratoriums called in Victoria and South Australia. The rescue team travelled to Moulting Lagoon, the entrance to Freycinet National Park, on the east coast of Tasmania to confront the shooters and protect waterbirds after the Tasmanian government refused to call a moratorium.

2008

Three states in Australia have now banned the recreational shooting of native waterbirds – Western Australia (1990), New South Wales (1995) and now Queensland (10 August 2005)

2005

Queensland’s Premier Beattie becomes the third state Labor government to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds.

The Age editorial (19 March) again calls for the recreational shooting of native waterbirds to be banned in Victoria.

The numbers of duck shooters in Victoria drops from 95000 in 1986 to 19,400 today, although only small number were active on the state's wetlands in 2005.

View our Opening Weekend 2005 article

2003

The Sunday Age editorial (12 January) calls on the Victorian Bracks Government to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds in Victoria.

The Victorian government calls a moratorium. Rescue team travels to Tasmania for the opening weekend of their duck shooting season.

2002

The Bracks Government's own Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) recommends that the recreational shooting of native waterbirds be banned in Victoria because of the inherent cruelty.

2001

Lead shot banned in Victoria.

1995

Premier Bob Carr bans the recreational shooting of native waterbirds in NSW, the second state Labor government to ban the activity.

1993

The Age newspaper editorial (24 March) calls for duck shooting to be outlawed. The first sentence says: 'Duck shooting is not a sport, it is an obscenity'.

1990

The recreational shooting of native waterbirds is banned in Western Australia by the then Labor Government.

 

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Latest Morgan Research Poll - Majority of Victorians want duck shooting banned

Open Letter to Premier John Brumby

The Age (page 5) Thursday 27 November 2008 - click on image or link to view article.

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Latest Morgan Research Poll - Majority of Victorians want duck shooting banned.

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