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Melbourne Leader newspaper

- full page Coalition Against Duck Shooting advert 23 November 2010

Coalition Against Duck Shooting advert 23 November 2010 Melbourne Leader newspaper

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This Sunday Age cartoon (27 June 2010) (below) captures the present Brumby Government’s unfettered support for duck shooters in Victoria.

This Sunday Age cartoon 27 June 2010

It is imperative that the proposed new anti-corruption commission investigates the incestuous relationship between the Brumby Labor Government, the shooting organisations and the Hunting Advisory Committee (a lobby group for duck shooters).

To help native waterbirds, place the Brumby Government last on your ballot paper at the November 2010 state election.


 

Green groups up in arms at duck shooting deal

27 June 2010, Sunday Age
by Melissa Fyee

Green groups up in arms at duck shooting deal - Sunday Age 27 June 2010

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Hunters and activists jump the gun on duck season

21 March 2010, Sunday Age
by Natalie Craig

Hunters and activists jump the gun on duck season Sunday Age 21 march 2010

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Farmer quacks it as he ducks bullets

21 March 2010, Sunday Herald Sun

Farmer quacks it as he ducks bullets Sunday Herald Sun 21 March 2010

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Hunters and activists jump the gun on duck season

15 March 2010, Gippsland Times
by Davyd Reid

Duck hunt protest Gippsland Times 15 March 2010

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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.

 

Latest Poll

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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