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Why we should all become hunters…

WILD deer are emerging as a bigger menace than dingoes in Queensland with warnings they may spread deadly foot-and-mouth disease to the billion-dollar beef herd. There are at least 30,000 feral deer in Queensland, with landholders saying those numbers are vastly underestimated. As well as carrying contagious diseases and ticks into tick-free cattle zones, the deer are competing with livestock ...

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House of Assembly Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy Transcript

PUBLIC THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON FIREARMS LEGISLATION MET AT HENTY HOUSE, LAUNCESTON, ON MONDAY 3 DECEMBER 2018 Mr ALISTAIR SHEPHARD, PRESIDENT, SHOOTERS UNION TASMANIA, WAS CALLED, MADE THE STATUTORY DECLARATION AND WAS EXAMINED. CHAIR (Mr Shelton) – Welcome, Alistair. This is a public hearing and is being broadcast through the parliamentary website. I would like to reiterate ...

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Shooters defamed by outrageous family law proposals

We received this email from David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats. Click here to download the Review of the Family Law System Discussion paper. The relevant section is page 39, section 11: Information Sharing Shooters are the subject of very shabby treatment in this country. An interim report by the Australian Law Reform Commission into the family law system has suggested ...

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Firearm Prohibition Orders soar but gun crime remains stable

Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPOs) have exploded more than 650 per cent in the past three years but have had little discernible impact on gun offences, analysis of crime data reveals. It comes as the country’s peak anti-gun lobby, Gun Control Australia, fears the orders are being overused for “matters that have nothing to do with firearms”. The draconian laws allow ...

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Sexting officer steps down as Dutton intervenes over corruption claims

A Victoria Police officer responsible for regulating the state’s security and firearms industries has resigned after allegedly texting photos of his penis to a female security worker, and being charged with unauthorised access to a confidential database. This week’s resignation of leading senior constable Peter Ryan from the police’s licensing and regulation division (LRD) comes as the Australian Federal Police ...

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Medics for Gun Control submission lacks insight and sense of firearm legislation

By Shooters Union Tasmania President Alistair Shephard Medics for Gun Control (MGC) has called on the Tasmanian Government to make changes to the state’s gun laws, and the proposed amendments show a distinct lack of understanding when it comes to firearm legislation in Tasmania, and the country. The organisation recommended abolishing the “loophole” that breaches the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), ...

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Criminologist says knives becoming number one weapon in homocides

KNIVES have become the number one weapon for murder in Australia, outstripping firearms and the use of sheer physical force. Criminologist Dr Samara McPhedran from Griffith University’s Violence Research and Prevention Program said knives were the most commonly used weapon in homicide cases in Australia. “It would be fair to say knives are now more prevalent,” she said. Dr McPhedran ...

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Waves Ep 198. Gun Politics in Australia

Video Published by The Unshackled: The ABC’s Four Corners program aired an episode last Monday night hyping up a big new power gun lobby in Australia. It portrayed Australian gun owners and sporting shooters desiring to protect their rights as a sinister development which will lead to US style mass shootings. But what is the truth about Australian gun politics ...

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Get Up Exposed! Who are they?

Are they independent, unaligned and grassroots, as they claim? GetUp says: “The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. By combining the power of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do whatever it takes to make an extraordinary impact.   GetUp members come from every walk of life, coming ...

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