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2017

ABC Q & A Pg, Singer Mark Seymour opposes duck shooting, 27 March 2017

ABC 7.30 Program, 29 March 2017

Display dead birds at Minister Jaala Pulford's office, WIN TV news 24 March 2017

Display dead birds at Premier's office, GTV9 news 20 March 2017

Ch 7 news, 18 March 2017

Opening morning duck shooting season, GTV 9 news, 18 March 2017

Wetlands tourism, WINTV news, 13 March 2017

 


2016

ABC TV news 19 March 2016

Seven TV news 19 March 2016

Nine TV news News 19 march 2016

Nine news Supreme Court 18 March 2016

ABC TV 18 March 2016

Low waterbird numbers, no waterbirds breeding, most wetlands dry -
yet the Victorian Labor Government irresponsibly announces a 2016 duck shooting season, creating public anger

Nine News Saturday 23 January 2016

SBS News Saturday 23 January 2016

Ch7 News Saturday 23 January 2016

Nine News Wednesday 16 December 2015

Season Open 2015

WIN TV News Friday 20 March 2015


Ch9 News Saturday 21 March 2015


Ch10 News, 21 March 2015


ABC TV1 News 21 March 2015


Follow up Ch9 News Tuesday 24 March 2015


Duck Rescuers will be back on Victoria’s Wetlands on Saturday March 15, 2014

Victoria's season of senseless cruelty and destruction will go ahead (courtesy of the Napthine Government and supported by the Labor Opposition)

Duck shooting is government sanctioned cruelty.

2014mar15 ABC1 News MEL Duck Season Open


2014mar15 9 News MEL Duck Season Open


2014mar15 10 News NAT Duck Season Open


2014mar15 SBS News Duck Season Open


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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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