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NSW: Calling for volunteer non-commercial kangaroo shooters

Kangaroo management: Changes to non-commercial landholder licences and shooter requirements Effective from Wednesday the 8th of August 2018, the NSW Government has made changes to landholder licences to harm kangaroos to reduce populations as part of a package of drought relief measures. Experienced shooters with a current Firearms Licence and suitable firearms are invited to list their details on the Local Land Services ...

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Another CAT H win in QLD. WLB overturned once again

Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 (10 July 2018) Last Updated: 26 July 2018 QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND  ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL   CITATION: Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 PARTIES: JOHN CAMPBELL LEVER (applicant) v QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE (WEAPONS LICENSING BRANCH) (respondent) APPLICATION NO/S: GAR327-17 MATTER TYPE: General administrative review matters DELIVERED ON: ...

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Toy guns, superhero costumes and even LEGO could be banned from childcare centres as experts claim they encourage violent behaviour

Children are being banned from playing with toy weapons at childcare centres Crackdown comes due to fears fake guns could encourage violent behaviour Psychologists say there is no evidence that toy guns lead to violent conduct Children may be banned from playing with toy guns, fake plastic swords and even Lego due to fears they encourage violent behaviour. Games such ...

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Liberals’ gun policy labelled a ‘rush job’ after critical Tasmania Police report revealed

The ABC can reveal a report from Tasmania Police to the Liberal Government found its policy to water down firearm laws risked breaching the National Firearms Agreement, with none of the commitments costed or funding identified. The report, obtained through a Right to Information request, was prepared in March by an “officer” of Tasmania Police, whose identity has not been ...

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IBAC raid uncovers ‘illegal firearms’ at high-ranking cop’s home

EXCLUSIVE Neil Mitchell believes a high-ranking police officer has been suspended for allegedly possessing illegal firearms. Sources told 3AW Mornings the superintendent’s house was raided, and that a pistol and rifle were found. “I am told neither was registered,” Neil Mitchell said. “And I’m told the superintendent does not have a gun licence.” 3AW Mornings believes the raid was organised ...

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We have expanded into Tasmania!

The Shooters Union movement has long had members in all states in Australia, plus a few overseas.  We’ve had numerous requests to formally establish ourselves interstate, so after careful consideration of the best mechanism to do that, Shooters Union Australia is now a company, and we have established  Shooters Union Tasmania Pty Ltd. Whilst the formalities to restructure are still ...

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Firearm regulations around mental health challenging practitioners in rural areas

A regulation that requires people wishing to receive psychological counselling to relinquish their weapons licence and firearms is proving to be a harmful barrier to rural people seeking help, according to agencies working in western Queensland. The concern was raised with federal ministers, Matt Canavan and David Littleproud, at a public forum in Longreach recently. Peter Whip, the chairman of ...

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Court delivers tough penalties for carrying ammunition

A Ballarat magistrate has sent a stern message about improper storage of ammunition after a young Wendouree man was caught with shotgun shells in his vehicle. Danyon Clarke was caught with ammunition in his vehicle and has been convicted, despite not having a criminal record. Police saw Clarke walking to his vehicle parked outside a Delacombe address on March 2. They stopped the 23-year-old ...

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