Inquiry into Native Bird Shooting
In line with the State Government’s election commitment, on 9 March 2023 the Legislative Council formed a Committee to inquire into the hunting of native waterbirds.
The initial activity of the Inquiry was calling for public submissions. Submissions closed Friday 19 May 2023.
We continue to gather as much information as we can regarding the next steps, timeline and when the Committee will make a final recommendation. It is our current understanding that the committee will continue to meet until at least November 2023. This raises concerns around the recommendation not being made before the government announces a 2024 duck shooting season.
Actions you can take
2) Contact your local ALP MP
Contact them by phone or email, or ask to meet with them. Let them know you strongly support a complete and permanent ban of waterbird shooting and your reasons why.
3) Contact these waterbird inquiry committee members:
- Hon Reggie Martin, Chairperson – ALP
- Hon Ian Hunter – ALP
- Hon Sarah Game – One Nation
- Hon Frank Pangallo – SA Best
Let them know you strongly support a complete and permanent ban of waterbird shooting and your reasons why. Raise concerns over the inquiry timeline, lack of transparency, and their recommendation not being made before the next season is called.
Find their contact details here.
4) Live in a duck shooting area?
Contact your local council and request a ‘risk assessment report'
Write to each councillor individually to gauge their views on waterbird shooting, and voice your concerns of the local negative impacts waterbird shooting has.