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Weapons Licencing Verification System online now

WEAPONS Licensing Branch have launched a helpful new online tool which instantly provides a validity report on a Queensland firearms licence. You can access the tool here The online licence verification tool allows a user to enter a firearms licence number and expiry date, and will confirm if it is still valid or has been suspended. While the new tool ...

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Hunters Voices are too loud to ignore

IGNORE the voices of Queensland shooters and hunters at your peril come election time. That’s the message from Queensland shooting peak bodyShooters Union to the major parties following the closure of a hugely successful petition on the State Government website calling for a trial of hunting in State Forests. More than 16,000 people signed the petition, which officially closed yesterday, ...

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Overcoming objections to Public Hunting in Queensland State Forests

AS Queensland’s pre-eminent shooting representative body, Shooters Union is throwing its complete support behind the current petition to trial conservation hunting in state forests. Click here to sign the petition’ We know there is still some uncertainty around why people, especially those who don’t hunt, should support and sign the petition, so we have taken a moment to clarify a ...

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Air Rifles One Solution to Cane Toad Threat

A PROPOSAL by North Queensland MP Bob Katter to make air rifles more readily available and pay a 40c bounty per cane toad shot merits serious discussion, according to a prominent Australian shooting sports organisation. Shooters Union Australia is calling for low-powered air rifles to be removed from firearm classification and licensing requirements and make them available for purchase by ...

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State Forest Hunting Petition Support

ANYONE who has spent any time outside the city knows feral animals are a huge problem in Queensland. Rabbits, hares, foxes, wild dogs, kangaroos, deer and feral pigs – they are all at plague proportions and a constant threat to our farmer’s livelihoods, eating feed needed by cows, nibbling away on vegetables meant for your dinner table, digging up fences ...

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An open letter to Mark Ryan, Police Minister

Dear Minister, On behalf of the more than 200,000 law abiding firearms owners in Queensland, Shooters Union Queensland has written this open letter to you to highlight the concerns of the firearms community that a recent statement by you in Parliament was both incorrect and misleading.   We are posting this letter on our website and social media sites as ...

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LNP finally goes over the edge. Gel blasters today, NERF tomorrow?

Letter from Shooters Union President, Graham Park In the midst of a terrible drought across Queensland affecting their core support base as well as the massive social and business issues facing every Queenslander, Liberal National Party Queensland leader Deb Frecklington found a REALLY big issue for the state. She wants to BAN toy guns, yes you got it right, the ...

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Our Farmers Need You!

We are recruiting volunteers to form flying squads to operate in the St George Dirrinbandi Thallon Nindygully Bollon areas for eight/nine weeks from the 24th of September. We are asking that you volunteer one or two weeks of your time during the period 24th September to the end of November. These times will be rostered so we can have a ...

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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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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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