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Channel 7 (National Australia)

Weekend Sunrise - 09/03/2008 - 07:53 AM
Andrew OKeefe and Samantha Armytage
Station Ph: 02 8777 7777

Newspapers

- Plastic bags story from News Ltd: Plastic bag tax proposed by fed govt and supported by some state govts. Panel agree it is a discentive to use plastic bags. O'Keefe says you would hope 'that some of the $1 is going to some ecological practice'.

- Sunday Tasmanian reports on quiet start to the duck hunting season

- Sunday Age reports on the Moomba Festival. Panel discuss the festival.

Duration: 2:38


WIN Hobart (Hobart)

WIN News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 06:02 PM
Judy Benson
Program Ph: 03 6228 8970

Hunters at the beginning of duck season has found very few ducks to shoot. Rod Drew, spokesperson, Field and Game, blames the large expanse of water. Laurie Levy and David Werner from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting, note the environmental threats to the bird populations. Jon Cooper, Tas Police, says there has been no conflict between the groups.

Interviewees: David Werner, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Jon Cooper, Spokesperson, Tas Police; Laurie Levy,

spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, spokesperson, Field and Game

Duration: 1:50


Southern Cross Tasmania (Hobart)

Southern Cross Nightly News (Saturday) - 08/03/2008 - 06:02 PM
Kim Millar
Station Ph: 03 6238 3838

Animal activists have disrupted the start of the Tas duck hunting season today. According to activists, today's start was the quietest on record and they claim that it is because of low ducknumbers. Act Insp John Cooper, Tas Police, were happy withboth parties behavior.

Interviewees: Act Insp John Cooper, Tas Police; Chris Simcox, Against Animal Cruelty TAS; Jack Chisholm, Hunter; Laurie Levy, Coalition against duck hunting; Rod Drew, Field And Game Aust

Duration: 1:56

Southern Cross Tasmania (Hobart)

Southern Cross Nightly News (Saturday) - 08/03/2008 - 06:31 PM
Kim Millar
Station Ph: 03 6238 3838

End Vision - Duck hunting season.
Duration: 0:06


Channel 10 (National Australia)

TEN News (Saturday) - 08/03/2008 - 05:20 PM
Bill Woods
Station Ph: 02 9650 1210

The duck hunting season has started in Tasmania, with protesters outnumbering both shooters and ducks. Drought has forced the cancellation of the season in Victoria and SA, creating a mini tourism boom in Tasmania, with animal rights activists claiming it is damaging Tasmania's 'clean green' image.

Interviewees: Jack Chisholm, Duck Hunter; Unnamed, Observer

Duration: 1:23

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 26 station/s.


Southern Cross Tasmania (Hobart)

Southern Cross Nightly News - 07/03/2008 - 06:09 PM
Jo Palmer
Program Ph: 03 6344 0202

Protesters are set to confront hunters at dawn tomorrow for the opening weekend of the duck shooting season. Meanwhile, the controversy surrounding egg producer Pitts Poultry continues, with Against Animal Cruelty representatives presenting statutory declarations to the offices of David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Police and EmergencyManagement and Energy, and Alex Sharp(*), biosecurity chief.

Interviewees: Chris Symcox, protester; Emma Haswell, spokesperson, Against Animal Cruelty;Laurie Levy, Coalition against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, Field and Game Association

Duration: 1:49


WIN Hobart (Hobart)

WIN News - 07/03/2008 - 06:09 PM
John Remess
Program Ph: 03 6228 8970

The annual battle between protestors and shooters will begin again tomorrow, the start ofduck season. Laurie Levy, Campaign Against Duck Shooting, says climate change is affecting native duck numbers, already under threat. Rod Drew, CEO, Field andGame, rejects the notion that one in four birds are wounded.


Interviewees: Chris Simcox, Campaign Against Duck Shooting; Laurie Levy, Campaign Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, CEO, Field and Game

Duration: 1:28

Summary ID: M00029908414


ABC1 (Hobart)

ABC News - 07/03/2008 - 07:17 PM
Peter Gee
Station Ph: 03 6235 3333

Hunters and animal activist are already clashing over the duck-hunting season which starts tomorrow. Most states have already abandoned the practice because of the impact of the drought on bird numbers, but Tas is going ahead. Tas Govt figures indicate that 35,000 birds were shot last year. Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Against Duck Shooting, says that at least one in four birds shot are wounded.

Interviewees: Chris Simcox, Spokesperson, Against Animal Cruelty; Laurie Levy,

Spokesperson, Against Duck Shooting; Peter Darke, Duck Shooter

Duration: 1:32


WIN Hobart (Hobart)

WIN News - 11/03/2008 - 06:05 PM
John Remess
Program Ph: 03 6228 8970

Against Animal Cruelty Tas attempted to present David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Police and Emergency Management and Energy, with a duck's corpse found left for dead at Moulting Lagoosn during duck hunting. Shooting has been banned in other states, and it has been predicted there will thus be record numbers ofshooters in Tas, with duck numbers at their lowest in 25 years.

 

Interviewees: Chris, Against Animal Cruelty Tas; David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Police and Emergency Management and Energy; Nick McKim, Deputy Leader, Tas Greens; Shane Dalgiesh, Spokesperson, Against Animal Cruelty Tas


Duration: 2:03


 

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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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