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ABC's AM

15/3/2014
Simon Lauder

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ABC Ballarat

19/12/2013
Steve Martin interviews Luke Wilson DEPI and Laurie Levy

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3AW

13/8/2012
Derryn Hinch 3AW interviews Tony Murphy

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Radio National (National Australia)

The World Today - 21/10/2010 - 12:37 PM
Alison Caldwell

Steve Bracks, Former Victorian Premier, has thrown himself into the Victorian state election campaign to bolster Labor's chances of holding key seats against the Australian Greens in inner city seats. Bracks launched the campaign for the seat of Northcote last night for Fiona Richardson, Labor MP. Veteran campaigner Laurie Levy says that he believes that the Greens can take the seats of Melbourne, Richmond, Brunswick and Northcote. Levy says that Labor is worried about the seat of Northcote, and that duck shooting will be banned by the Greens after the election.

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2010 Campaign: 17 to 22 March 2010

WIN Mildura (Mildura)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:42 PM
Bruce Roberts
Chief of Staff Ms Gemma Thomas 03 5023 0204

A Northern Vic resident is still shaken after he was almost shot by a duck hunter on his property, marring the opening weekend of duck season. Field and Game Australia CEO Rod Drew is disappointed by the hunter's actions. The shots were fired in an exclusion zone.

Interviewees: Ian Barford, Kirwan's Bridge resident; Rod Drew, CEO, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 1:45


WIN Bendigo (Bendigo)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:37 PMBruce Roberts
Chief of Staff Mr Geoffrey Martin 03 5441 8035

The annual clash between duck hunters and anti-shooting groups has started as the hunting season began across Vic on the weekend. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says Vic Premier John Brumby is trying to stop violence on the streets and yet he is sanctioning violence against native birds.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, hunter; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; unnamed duck hunter

Duration: 1:41


WIN Bendigo (Bendigo)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:37 PMBruce Roberts
Chief of Staff Mr Geoffrey Martin 03 5441 8035

The annual clash between duck hunters and anti-shooting groups has started as the hunting season began across Vic on the weekend. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says Vic Premier John Brumby is trying to stop violence on the streets and yet he is sanctioning violence against native birds.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, hunter; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; unnamed duck hunter

Duration: 1:41

 


 

WIN Gippsland (Sale)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:35 PMBruce Roberts
Journalist Ms Anita Butterworth 03 5176 1963

A Northern Vic resident is still shaken after he was almost shot by a duck hunter on his property, marring the opening weekend of duck season. Field and Game Australia CEO Rod Drew is disappointed by the hunter's actions. The shots were fired in an exclusion zone.

Interviewees: Ian Barford, Kirwan's Bridge resident; Rod Drew, CEO, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 1:45


WIN Gippsland (Sale)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:33 PMBruce Roberts
Journalist Ms Anita Butterworth 03 5176 1963

The annual clash between duck hunters and anti-shooting groups has started as the hunting season began across Vic on the weekend. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says Vic Premier John Brumby is trying to stop violence on the streets and yet he is sanctioning violence against native birds.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, hunter; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; unnamed duck hunter

Duration: 1:41

 


 

WIN Shepparton (Shepparton)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:30 PM
Bruce Roberts
Station Ph: 03 5823 3699

A Kirwans Bridge resident is shaken after almost being shot by a duck hunter who was shooting too close to a residential area. Rod Drew, Field and Game Australia CEO, says he's disappointed by the shooters actions.

Interviewees: Ian Barford, Kirwan's Bridge Resident; Rod Drew, Field and Game Australia CEO

Duration: 1:45


WIN Gippsland (Sale)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:30 PM
Bruce Roberts
Journalist Ms Anita Butterworth 03 5176 1963

Headlines:

- Latrobe Valley farmers push for Fed Govt drought assistance funding.

- Protestors target duck hunters as shooting season opens.

- Unions defend a pay rate for workers building the desalination plant.

- Regional Vic defend car pursuits after a fatal crash.

Duration: 0:27


WIN Bendigo (Bendigo)

WIN News - 22/03/2010 - 06:30 PM
Bruce Roberts
Chief of Staff Mr Geoffrey Martin 03 5441 8035

Headlines:

- A Maryborough man accused of stabbing a teenager remanded in custody.

- Police pursuits under the radar in regional Vic.

- Property prices on the up in Bendigo.

- Duck hunters under fire as the shooting season opens.

Duration: 0:27

 


 

ABC Gippsland (Sale)

17:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 05:32 PM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Gippsland Police issued about 20 infringement notices to ant duck shooting protestors and shooters at the opening of the duck season on Saturday. Acting Superintendent Maurice Lynne, Gippsland Police, says police are concerned at the nature of the infringements made by shooters.

Interviewees: Acting Superintendent Maurice Lynne, Gippsland Police

Duration: 0:45


ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo)

12:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 12:32 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5440 1711

People around Kerang are reporting low duck numbers on Lakes and Marshes as the duck shooting season opens. Although there is more water this season authorities believe that years of drought have forced the ducks to move to other areas. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting's Laurie Levy says the hunting season could decimate the water bird population.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:35


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

12:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 12:30 PM
Newsreader
News Editor Ms Jacinta Allan-Gange 03 5022 4511

Parks and accommodation venues around Kerang say visitor numbers increased on the weekend with the start of the duck shooting season. Ducks were scarce despite a reasonable amount of water in the lakes this Autumn. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, states duck numbers have been hit by the drought, and the hunting season could decimate the water bird population.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:35


ABC Shepparton (Shepparton)

Breakfast - 22/03/2010 - 07:12 AM
Matt Dowling
Station Ph: 03 5820 4011

Dowling discusses duck hunting with Ian Barford, Nagambie resident, who claims he was almost shot by hunters near his home. He gives details of the event. He states it is not the first time it has happened to him. He calls the people involved cowboys.

Interviewees: Ian Barford, Nagambie resident

Duration: 7:05


ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo)

10:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 10:33 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5440 1711

Parks in accommodation venues around Kerang say visitor numbers over the weekend with the duck hunting season starting. Laurie Levy, Spokesman, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says the drought has affected the duck population.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesman, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:35


ABC Goulburn Murray (Wodonga)

Mornings - 22/03/2010 - 08:49 AM
Joseph Thomsen
Station Ph: 02 6049 2011

SMS: Those clowns aren't shooters, they are criminals.

Duration: 0:10


ABC Goulburn Murray (Wodonga)

Mornings - 22/03/2010 - 08:43 AM
Joseph Thomsen
Station Ph: 02 6049 2011

SMS: Was showered with pellets once while camping. A friend called out to aim downstream as we were there with six young kids. Instantly showered with intense volleys of more shots for another hour.

Duration: 0:21


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

10:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 10:32 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Gippsland Police issued around 20 infringement notices to anti-duck shooting protestors and shooters at the opening of the duck season on Saturday. Acting Superintendent Maurice Lynn says most were well behaved but there is some concern over the nature of the infringements.

Interviewees: Maurice Lynn, Acting Superintendent

Duration: 0:45


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

10:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 10:30 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Ms Jacinta Allan-Gange 03 5022 4511

Parks and accommodation venues around Kerang say visitor numbers increased on the weekend with the start of the duck shooting season. Ducks were scarce despite a reasonable amount of water in the lakes this Autumn. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, states duck numbers have been hit by the drought, and allowing the season to go ahead will make it harder for duck numbers to recover.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:33

 


 

TR FM (Traralgon)

08:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 08:33 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5173 1000

Eight duck hunters may have to appear in court after being interviewed by DSE wildlife officers for early hunting. The season opened at 7:10am on Saturday. Dowd Morass was the focus of hunting protestors, with two arrested for destroying duck hunting hides.

Duration: 0:21


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

08:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 08:30 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Wildlife officers interviewed eight hunters for shooting early at the start of the duck season on Saturday morning, another 11 infringement notices were issued to hunters for using lead shot. While two protestors were arrested for destroying duck hunting hides, 12 protestors were issued notices for being on the wetlands before the time allowed under the wild life act.

Duration: 0:38


TR FM (Traralgon)

07:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 07:35 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5173 1000

Eight duck hunters may have to appear in court after being interviewed by DSE wildlife officers for early hunting. The season opened at 7:10am on Saturday. Dowd Morass was the focus of hunting protestors, with two arrested for destroying duck hunting hides.

Duration: 0:21


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

07:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 07:30 AM
Mark DeBono
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Wild life officers interviewed eight hunters for shooting early at the start of the duck season on Saturday morning, another 11 infringement notices were issued to hunters for using lead shot. While two protestors were arrested for destroying duck hunting hides, 12 protestors were issued notices for being on the wetlands before the time allowed under the wild life act.

Duration: 0:27


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

Breakfast - 22/03/2010 - 07:22 AM
Jo Spargo
Presenter Mr Gerard Callinan 03 5143 5511

Vic Police Acting Superintendent, Maurice Lynn discusses the duck shooting event in the weekend and thanks the protestors as well as the shooters for a well behaved weekend. Lynn believes that the DSE and the Police worked very well together.

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Interviewees: Maurice Lynn, Acting Superintendent, Victorian Police

Duration: 3:25


TR FM (Traralgon)

06:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 06:35 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5173 1000

The DSE has warned that shooting cannot commence until there is enough light to identify species after the season opened on Saturday. Around 100 protestors gathered at Dowd's Morass and two were arrested for destroying duck hunting hides. DSE wildlife officers have also interviewed eight hunters, who may appear before court for early hunting.

Duration: 0:27


TR FM (Traralgon)

06:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 06:35 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5173 1000

The DSE has warned that shooting cannot commence until there is enough light to identify species after the season opened on Saturday. Around 100 protestors gathered at Dowd's Morass and two were arrested for destroying duck hunting hides. DSE wildlife officers have also interviewed eight hunters, who may appear before court for early hunting.

Duration: 0:27


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

06:30 News - 22/03/2010 - 06:30 AM
Mark DeBono
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Wild life officers interviewed eight hunters for shooting early at the start of the duck season on Saturday morning, another 11 infringement notices were issued to hunters for using lead shot. While two protestors were arrested for destroying duck hunting hides, 12 protestors were issued notices for being on the wetlands before the time allowed under the wild life act.

Duration: 0:35


ABC1 (Melbourne)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:14 PM
Michael Roland
Station Ph: 03 9626 1500

News Headlines:

- Violence over motor sport cancellation.

- Duck hunting season begins.

Duration: 0:19


ABC1 (Brisbane)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:15 PM
Jessica van Vonderen
State News Editor Mr Bernard Bowen 07 3377 5356

The duck hunting season has begun in Victoria. The Vic Govt is sticking with the controversial activity in an election year despite it being banned in many other states. Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP, says the act is cruel. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says it is mean to the native birds. Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment issued 19 notices to hunters for firing before the season began. Bill Patterson, spokesperson, Field and Game Australia, says duck hunting will never end.

Interviewees: Bill Patterson, spokesperson, Field and Game Australia; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP

Duration: 2:04


ABC1 (Melbourne)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:28 PM
Michael Roland
Station Ph: 03 9626 1500

Closing Vision of the duck hunting season.

Duration: 1.05


ABC1 (Canberra)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:13 PM
Craig Allen
Executive Producer Mr Phil O`Keefe 02 8333 4782

The duck hunting season has begun in Victoria. Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP, says the act is cruel. Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment issued 19 notices to hunters for firing before the season began. Bill Patterson, Field and Game Aust Spokesperson, says duck hunting will never end. The Vic Govt says this duck season strikes the balance between the needs of hunters and sustaining duck numbers.

Interviewees: Bill Patterson, Field and Game Aust Spokesperson.; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting.; Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP; Vox Props

Duration: 2:00


ABC1 (Perth)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:12 PM
Craig Smart
Station Ph: 08 9220 2700

The Victorian duck hunting season has begun and shooters and conservationists have faced off over the issue. The Victorian Government is sticking with duck hunting during an election year, even though the practise is banned in other states. Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP, says it is cruel. Bill Patterson, Field and Game Australia, says it is a way of life for them. Officers from the Victorian DSE issued at least 19 infringement notices to hunters.

Interviewees: Bill Patterson, Field and Game Australia; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP

Duration: 2:31


ABC1 (Sydney)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:12 PM
Jeremy Fernandez
Executive Producer Mr Phil O`Keefe 02 8333 4782

The Victorian duck hunting season has begun and shooters and conservationists have faced off over the issue. The Victorian Government is sticking with duck hunting during an election year, even though the practise is banned in other states. Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP, says it is cruel. Bill Patterson, Field and Game Australia, says it is a way of life for them. Officers from the Victorian DSE issued at least 19 infringement notices to hunters.

Interviewees: Bill Patterson, Field and Game Australia; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP

Duration: 2:05


ABC1 (Melbourne)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:00 PM
Michael Roland
Station Ph: 03 9626 1500

Program Preview:

- Violence over motor sport cancellation.

- Duck hunting season begins.

- Two state elections.

- Sheffield Shield Final.

Duration: 0:31


ABC1 (Melbourne)

ABC News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:02 PM
Michael Roland
Station Ph: 03 9626 1500

The duck hunting season has begun in Victoria. Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP, says the act is cruel. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says it is mean to the native birds. Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment issued 19 notices to hunters for firing before the season began. Bill Patterson, spokesperson, Field and Game Australia, says duck hunting will never end.

Interviewees: Bill Patterson, spokesperson, Field and Game Australia; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Sue Pennicuik, Greens MP

Duration: 2:08


Channel 7 (Melbourne)

Seven News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 06:04 PM
Jennifer Keyte
Station Ph: 03 9697 7777

The duck hunting season has begun in Victoria with an angry clash between hunters and those protecting the birds. Laurie Levy, protester, says he only thinks the hunting is allowed because John Brumby, Victorian Premier, did not want to lose any votes in the election. Debbie Meester, Duck Hunter, says she wants to be left alone.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, Duck Hunter; Laurie Levy, protester

Vision: Victoria Police

Duration: 1:38


Channel 7 (Melbourne)

Seven News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 06:00 PM
Jennifer Keyte
Station Ph: 03 9697 7777

Program Preview:

- Bob Jane store vandalised.

- Ben Cousins in inquest to drug death.

- War on the duck season.

- Melbourne Victory FC match preview.

Duration: 0:21


Channel 10 (National Australia)

TEN News (Saturday) - 20/03/2010 - 05:23 PM
Natarsha Belling
Station Ph: 02 9650 1210

Protesters want duck hunting to be banned in Victoria like it is in other states. Eleven hunters were caught using toxic lead shot to kill birds and dozens of protesters illegally entered wetlands.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, Hunter; Manfred Zabinskas, wildlife rescuer; Wayne and Mark Hoggard, hunters

Duration: 1:29


Channel 10 (Perth)

Ten News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 05:23 PM
Bill Woods
Station Ph: 08 9442 6411

Protestors want the sport of duck hunting banned in VIC. Debbie Meester, Hunter, likens protestors to streakers at the MCG. Eleven hunters will face court after being found using toxic lead shot to kill birds, while dozens of protestors entered wetlands illegally. Manfried Zabinskas, Duck rescuer, says he had to get a duck shooting licence in order to enter the waters legally. The drought has dried up duck numbers in VIC, and flooding has drawn them north.

Interviewees: Debbie Meester, Hunter; Manfried Zabinskas, duck rescuer; Wayne and Mark Hoggard, hunters

Duration: 1:28


ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

17:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 05:03 PM
Newsreader
Chief of Staff Mr Bernie Keenan 02 8333 2138

Eight duck hunters in Vic may be taken to Court for early shooting. The Dept of Sustainability and Environment says two protestors have also been arrested for destroying duck hunting hides in Gippsland.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Dept of Sustainability and Environment.

Duration: 0:40


3AW (Melbourne)

14:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 02:02 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 8..7 3600

Two protestors have been arrested for destroying duck hunting hides in Gippsland during the opening of the hunting season this morning.

Duration: 0:25


3AW (Melbourne)

12:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 12:02 PM
Newsreader

Only a small number of shooters have turned out for the opening of the duck hunting season on the Gippsland wetlands this morning. The season is open from now until the end of the May. Opponents of duck hunting say the government should ban it altogether.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:38


GOLD FM 104.3 (Melbourne)

12:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 12:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Ms Emily Hoskins 03 9420 1145

Wildlife officers say they will be ensuring hunters follow regulations with the duck shooting season beginning this morning.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition against Duck Hunting

Duration: 0:15


3AW (Melbourne)

11:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 11:01 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 8..7 3600

It has been a quiet opening to the duck season this morning. The Victorian Government has approved a limited duck season from today until the end of May.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:28


ABC 774 Melbourne (Melbourne)

Saturday Breakfast - 20/03/2010 - 10:57 AM
Hilary Harper
Station Ph: 03 9626 1771

Continuing Regular Segment: Pet Care discussion with Hugh Wirth, Victorian President, RSPCA. Wirth says duck shooting is cruelty dressed up as sport and should be banned.

Duration: 1:55


ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

09:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 09:03 AM
Newsreader
Chief of Staff Mr Bernie Keenan 02 8333 2138

The duck hunting season has officially begun in Vic despite oppn from conservationists.

Duration: 0:53


ABC 612 Brisbane (Brisbane)

07:45 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 08:36 AM
Newsreader
Executive Producer Ms Maree Hawthorne 07 3377 5244

Conservationists headed by The Coalition Against Duck Shooting and numbering in the hundreds, have gathered in Gippsland to protest the beginning of VIC's duck shooting season. The VIC Govt has approved a duck hunting season from today until the end of May. Duck shooting was banned in the state in 2007 and 2008 due to duck numbers being low following years of drought. Department of Sustainability and Environment Officers, will be patrolling the state today to make sure regulations are adhered to, while the coalition has organised a rescue team to relocate ducks to 'safe areas'.

Duration: 4:43


3AW (Melbourne)

08:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 08:01 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 8..7 3600

Duck hunters and protesters have gathered at Gippsland for the start of the season today. A limited season from today till the end of May has been approved. Protesters state that duck numbers are down due to the drought.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition against Duck Hunting

Duration: 0:30


ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)

07:45 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:53 AM
Newsreader
Producer Mr Phil Eldridge 08 8343 4332

The duck hunting season has begun in Vic amid opposition from conservationists. The Group of conservationists is headed by the Coalition Against Duck Shooting. Duck Hunting is illegal in NSW, WA and Qld. Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment are patrolling the states wetlands.

Duration: 0:44


ABC 774 Melbourne (Melbourne)

07:45 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:48 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 9626 1771

Around 200 conservationists, headed by the Coalition Against Duck Shooting, have gathered in Dowd's Morass to protest duck shooting. The Coalition is attempting to move ducks away from shooters. DSE officers are patrolling wetlands across Victoria with some dressed as hunters to try and catch out illegal practises.

Duration: 0:52


ABC 612 Brisbane (Brisbane)

07:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:07 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 07 3377 5222

Conservationists headed by The Coalition Against Duck Shooting and numbering in the hundreds, have gathered in Gippsland to protest the beginning of VIC's duck shooting season. The VIC Govt has approved a duck hunting season from today until the end of May. Duck shooting was banned in the state in 2007 and 2008 due to duck numbers being low following years of drought. Department of Sustainability and Environment Officers, will be patrolling the state today to make sure regulations are adhered to.

Duration: 0:45


ABC 774 Melbourne (Melbourne)

07:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:03 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 9626 1771

Hundreds of conservationists, headed by the Coalition against duck shooting, are gathering in Gippsland to protest the start of Victoria's duck hunting season. The protesters state that duck numbers are extremely low after years of drought. The season will finish at the end of May. Regulations will be enforced by the DSE.

Duration: 0:44


3AW (Melbourne)

07:00 News (Weekend) - 20/03/2010 - 07:01 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 8..7 3600

Wildlife officers are warning hunters to follow regulations, with the duck-shooting season beginning today. Anti Duck-Hunting Coalition spokesperson Laurie Levy says the Vic Labor Government is pandering to 'red necks'.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Anti Duck-Hunting Coalition

Duration: 0:34


ABC 774 Melbourne (Melbourne)

18:00 News - 19/03/2010 - 06:08 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 9626 1771

Conservationists are preparing for another showdown with shooters ahead of the official opening of the duck hunting season. The Victorian Government has approved a limited season from March 20th until the end of May.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:48


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

17:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 05:30 PM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Duck shooting season in Vic begins tomorrow, with the Vic Govt deciding to cut it short by two weeks this year and increasing the bag limit from last year. Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting accused the Vic Govt of not being cautious enough about preventing the shooting of rare native ducks.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:38


ABC Ballarat (Ballarat)

Statewide Drive - 19/03/2010 - 04:21 PM
Kathy Bedford
Station Ph: 03 5320 1011

Interview with Ron Waters, Wildlife Manager, Vic DSE, about the upcoming duck shooting season.

Waters explains duck shooting will be allowed on private land and state game reserves across Vic. Waters states there will be wildlife officers, Parks Vic rangers and Vic police patrolling popular spots to enforce regulations, while undercover officers may be present in more remote spots. Waters says in order to protect rare species, everyone with a duck shooting license has to pass a Waterfowl Identification test and must hunt only during daylight hours. Waters explains there is a bag limit of five ducks per person this season, and the season has been cut short by two weeks. Waters outlines some other regulations for shooters. Waters describes guidelines for protesters which prohibit them from approaching hunters.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Wildlife Manager, Vic DSE

Duration: 4:41


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

10:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 10:32 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

Conservations brace for a showdown with shooters ahead of this weekends official opening of the duck hunting season. The State Govt approved a limited season late last year, two weeks shorter than usual. Opponents say duck numbers are low and the decision goes against popular opinion. The Conservation Against Duck Shooting's Laurie Levy says more than 150 conservationists are travelling to Gippsland today to patrol the wetlands.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, The Conservation Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:50


Triple M (Melbourne)

09:00 News - 19/03/2010 - 09:05 AM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Steve Speziale 03 9536 8888

The Vic Govt is being accused of playing politics with animal welfare as 200 people prepare to stall the start of duck hunting in the Gippsland wetlands. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting says John Brumby needs to follow the lead of Labor leaders in three states who banned the hunt.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:35


Triple J (National Australia)

09:00 News - 19/03/2010 - 09:01 AM
Newsreader
Journalist Ms Lucy Carter 02 8333 2912

In Victoria, conservationists are bracing for a showdown with shooters ahead of this weekend's official opening of the duck hunting season.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:38


3SR FM (Shepparton)

08:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 08:32 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5831 3969

The DSE has warned hunters that police and wildlife officers will be enforcing regulations for the 2010 duck hunting season beginning tomorrow. DSE spokesman Ron Waters said that they will be looking for people shooting non-game species and using lead shot.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, DSE

Duration: 0:37


2AY (Albury)

07:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 07:36 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 6023 4111

The DSE is warning shooters that police and wildlife officers will be enforcing regulations during the duck hunting season which begins tomorrow. Ron Waters, DSE, says any anti-shooting protests must also be done lawfully and safely.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, DSE

Duration: 0:22


STAR FM 104.9 (Albury)

07:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 07:35 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 6022 4600

The DSE is warning local shooters that Police and Wildlife Officers will be out to enforce regulations for the 2010 duck hunting season, which officially begins tomorrow.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Spokesman, Vic DSE

Duration: 0:44


3SR FM (Shepparton)

07:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 07:32 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5831 3969

The DSE has warned hunters that police and wildlife officers will be enforcing regulations for the 2010 duck hunting season beginning tomorrow. DSE spokesman Ron Waters said that protests should be done lawfully and safely, staying off the water until after 10am and not harassing hunters.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, DSE

Duration: 0:43


3MA FM (Mildura)

07:30 News - 19/03/2010 - 07:31 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5023 0231

Duck season opens tomorrow in Vic. The DSE is warning shooters that the Vic Police and wildlife officers will be on wetlands across Vic to enforce regulations. Protesters are also being urged to act lawfully and safely to avoid injury or being arrested.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, spokesperson, DSE

Duration: 0:50


3WM (Horsham)

07:05 News - 19/03/2010 - 07:06 AM
Sarah Taylor
Program Ph: 03 5382 1351

Wimmera Mallee duck shooters are being warned that police and wildlife officers will be on wetlands to enforce regulations for the 2010 duck hunting season starting tomorrow. The DSE's Ron Waters stated they will have plain clothes officers dressed as hunters in addition to well-marked presence.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, DSE

Duration: 0:42


WIN Gippsland (Sale)

WIN News - 18/03/2010 - 06:44 PM
Bruce Roberts
Journalist Ms Anita Butterworth 03 5176 1963

Plain clothed wildlife officers will be patrolling parks this weekend for the opening of the duck shooting season.

Duration: 0:33


WIN Shepparton (Shepparton)

WIN News - 18/03/2010 - 06:32 PM
Bruce Roberts
Station Ph: 03 5823 3699

Residents in Barmah East are pushing the Vic Govt to ban duck shooting in their neighbourhood. They say the shooting has put residents and livestock in danger for many years. Residents are sceptical the Vic Department of Sustainability and Environment can police all of Victoria.

Interviewees: Carol Burns, Barmah East Resident; Bonnie Govett, Barmah East Resident

Duration: 1:41


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

17:30 News - 18/03/2010 - 05:32 PM
Peta Carlyon
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting says it will disrupt the shooting near Sale during the Duck Season opening this Saturday. Ron Waters, from the DSE says undercover Wild Life Officers will patrol game reserves to ensure regulations are adhered to by hunters and safety regulations are complied with by the Animal Rights Protestors.

Duration: 0:45


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

Mornings - 18/03/2010 - 10:37 AM
Celine Foenander
Station Ph: 03 5143 5511

Duck season begins on Saturday and the DSE is the agency in charge of ensuring that hunters abide by the rules and are given a fair go by protestors. DSE's Wildlife Manager, Ron Waters explains that officers will be dressed as hunters and will be more looking at the hunters and explains that departmental staff and Vic police will be managing the protestors. Waters states that the season has been reduced by two weeks and that rangers from Parks Victoria will be on site as well.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Wildlife Manager, Department of Sustainability and Environment

Duration: 7:12


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

08:30 News - 18/03/2010 - 08:33 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting have been forced to comply with safety regulations during the opening of the duck shooting season this Saturday. The coalition has said it will disrupt hunting. DSE's Ron Waters says wildlife officers will patrol game reserves to ensure hunters are complying with regulation.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Spokesperson, Department of Sustainability and Environment

Duration: 0:41


ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo)

08:30 News - 18/03/2010 - 08:32 AM
Newsreader
Journalist Mr Tom Nightingale 03 5440 1730

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting have publicly announced their plans to disrupt duck hunts. Ron Waters, DSE, said they will have staff on patrol.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, DSE Duration: 0:44


SPORT 927 (Melbourne)

08:00 News - 18/03/2010 - 08:01 AM
Newsreader
News Presenter Ms Lesley Yeomans 03 9347 8111

Police and wildlife officers will patrol Victorian wetlands this weekend for the opening of duck season. Ron Waters, Department of Sustainability, says protesters are being asked to act lawfully.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Department of Sustainability

Duration: 0:35


3BO (Bendigo)

07:30 News - 18/03/2010 - 07:32 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5443 9300

The DSE is warning shooters that police and wildlife officers will be on wetlands throughout the state for the duck hunting season which beings this saturday in order to enforce regulation.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Spokesman, DSE

Duration: 0:40


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

06:30 News - 18/03/2010 - 06:32 AM
Mark DeBono
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting have been forced to comply with safety regulations during the opening of the duck shooting season this Saturday.The coalition has said it will disrupt hunting. DSE's Ron Waters says wildlife officers will patrol game reserves to ensure hunters are complying with regulation.

Interviewees: Ron Waters, Spokesperson, Department of Sustainability and Environment

Duration: 0:45


WIN Gippsland (Sale)

WIN News - 17/03/2010 - 06:39 PM
Bruce Roberts
Journalist Ms Anita Butterworth 03 5176 1963

Opponents of duck shooting are preparing to disrupt the opening of the hunting season in Gippsland on Saturday.

Duration: 0:28


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

10:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 10:33 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting plan to disrupt the start of a duck shooting season this Saturday. The Coalition's Laurie Levy says the group will continue to push to have duck shooting banned.

Duration: 0:15


ABC Ballarat (Ballarat)

Mornings - 17/03/2010 - 09:20 AM
Steve Martin
Station Ph: 03 5320 1011

SMS sender Gary says Victorian duck shooting season starts this weekend however one in four birds shot at fly away wounded according to the RSPCA.

Duration: 0:13


ABC 891 Adelaide (Adelaide)

Mornings - 17/03/2010 - 08:49 AM
Matthew Abraham and David Bevan
Station Ph: 08 8343 4332

Abraham talks about the Liberal Policy for the Britannia roundabout, saying they had hoped to go to Steve Marshall, Liberal Candidate for Norwood. He says Marshall deferred to Vickie Chapman, Liberal MP for Bragg. Abraham says Ben Dineen, Labor Candidate for Bragg said it was up to the Transport Minister. He talks about an ad in the Eastern Messenger for Marshall, who is promising to ban shooting ducks. Interview with Vickie Chapman, Liberal MP for Bragg about the plans for the Britannia roundabout. Chapman says they have announced a $12m traffic signal, similar to the one proposed by Trish White when she was Minister, that was cancelled by Minister Conlon. She disputes the number of the trees that will be effected, arguing the program is necessary to deal with safety and traffic management. Chapman says the leaving of the site by the SAJC is an aspect they have been working on with Adelaide City Council, to minimise disruption to trees and the Parklands. She talks about the areas that are protected, and says they will take advice from the Transport Dept. She says the oval design is causing issues. Abraham asks about the accidents at the Gepps Cross intersection. Chapman argues it isn't as bad as the oval roundabout. Bevan says Isobel Redmond, SA Opposition Leader has given Chapman permission to challenge for the leadership in the next term. Chapman says that isn't her intention, saying she supports Redmond.

Caller Marie discusses UK roundabouts with traffic lights.

Chapman doesn't respond.

Interviewees: Vickie Chapman, Liberal MP for Bragg

Duration: 5:34


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

08:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 08:32 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Ms Jacinta Allan-Gange 03 5022 4511

An animal rights group, The Coalition Against Duck Shooting is vowing to disrupt the start of the duck shooting season on Saturday. CADS stated it has about 150 volunteers who will be at wetlands across the state. The organisation says volunteers are determined to continue their campaign until the sport is banned.

Duration: 0:23


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

08:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 08:31 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting has voted to disrupt the start of a duck shooting season this Saturday. The Coalition's Laurie Levy says 150 volunteers will go to wet land areas and will keep ducks away from hunters, the group will continue to push to have duck shooting banned.. Rick Foster from Field and Game Australia assures that the animal rights activists are putting themselves in danger by going into a shooting area.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rick Foster, Spokesperson, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 1:05


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

07:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 07:31 AM
Mark DeBono
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting has vowed to disrupt the start of a duck shooting season this Saturday. The Coalition's Laurie Levy says 150 volunteers will go to wet land areas and will keep ducks away from hunters and the group will continue to push to have duck shooting banned, volunteers will collect the bodies of any protected water birds that are shot and place them outside Premier, John Brumby's office next week.. Rick Foster from Field and Game Australia assures that duck shooting is a legitimate sport.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rick Foster, Spokesperson, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 1:00


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

07:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 07:33 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5022 4511

Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting has vowed to disrupt the start of the duck-shooting season this Saturday, and comments native water birds deserve a better deal than what they are getting from the Vic government.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:48


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

06:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 06:33 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Ms Jacinta Allan-Gange 03 5022 4511

An animal rights group, The Coalition Against Duck Shooting is vowing to disrupt the start of the duck shooting season on Saturday. CADS stated it has about 150 volunteers who will be at wetlands across the state. Laurie Levy, CADS, stated the volunteers will wear high visibility vests and try to keep ducks away from hunters as well as rescuing injured birds.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 0:43


ABC Gippsland (Sale)

06:30 News - 17/03/2010 - 06:31 AM
Mark DeBono
News Editor Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5545

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting has vowed to disrupt the start of a duck shooting season this Saturday. The Coalition's Laurie Levy says 150 volunteers will go to wet land areas and will keep ducks away from hunters and the group will continue to push to have duck shooting banned. Rick Foster from Field and Game Australia assures the animal rights activists are putting themselves in danger by going into a shooting area.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rick Foster, Spokesperson, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 1:03


ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo)

17:30 News - 16/03/2010 - 06:01 PM
Newsreader
Journalist Mr Tom Nightingale 03 5440 1730

The Australian Conservation Foundation considered buying water for the Campaspe catchment, as it did for the Mallee region. However, spokesperson Dr Paul Sinclair said this was decided against as donors may not be happy if gamers shot ducks in the wetlands. Duck shooting season begins this Saturday.

Interviewees: Dr Paul Sinclair, spokesperson, Australian Conservation Foundation

Duration: 0:45


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

17:30 News - 16/03/2010 - 05:31 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5022 4511

The Australian Conservation Foundation will purchase 200 megalitres for the Hattah Lakes. Spokesman Dr Paul Sinclair says water was not purchased for the Campaspe catchment as it would have attracted wildlife to be shot by duck hunters.

Interviewees: Dr Paul Sinclair , Spokesman, Australian Conservation Foundation

Duration: 0:43


ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo)

12:30 News - 16/03/2010 - 12:31 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 5440 1711

The Australian Conservation Foundation is buying water for the wet lands in the valley has also considered doing the same in Central Vic. Spokesperson Dr. Paul Sinclair states they decided not to as the water would attract wildlife which may have been shot by duck hunters.

Interviewees: Dr. Paul Sinclair, Spokesperson, Australian Conservation Foundation

Duration: 0:42


ABC Mildura Swan Hill (Mildura)

10:30 News - 16/03/2010 - 10:31 AM
Newsreader
News Editor Ms Jacinta Allan-Gange 03 5022 4511

The environmental group buying water for Mallee wetlands, The Australian Conservation Foundation, also considered doing the same for some in the Campaspe catchment. Dr Paul Sinclair, Spokesman, ACF, stated some Campaspe wetlands also badly need water, but the group was concerned about wildlife being shot by duck hunters.

Interviewees: Dr Paul Sinclair, Spokesman, ACF

Duration: 0:45


 

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History and Victories

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.

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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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