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ABC Ballarat 107.9 FM South West Mornings
8:49AM Monday, 5 September 2005
Martin interviews Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting about opposition to duck shooting. But with the National Party saying duck shooting brings money into regional economies, Poulton challenges the State leader of the National Party Peter Ryan to provide to the people of Victoria figures on the contribution made by duck shooters to country towns and regional economies and says the National Party claims are fanciful and that the few remaining duck shooters bring their own provisions. Poulton states a poll conducted shows there is a strong opposition from the community to the activity.

ABC Ballarat 107.9 FM South West Mornings
8:49AM Monday, 5 September 2005

Martin interviews Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting about opposition to duck shooting. But with the National Party saying duck shooting brings money into regional economies, Poulton challenges the State leader of the National Party Peter Ryan to provide to the people of Victoria figures on the contribution made by duck shooters to country towns and regional economies and says the National Party claims are fanciful and that the few remaining duck shooters bring their own provisions. Poulton states a poll conducted shows there is a strong opposition from the community to the activity.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
Wednesday, 31 August 2005

The National Party is concerned the Victorian Government will cave in to pressure among its ranks to ban duck hunting. State leader Peter Ryan saying the ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting is continuing a heavy scare campaign against the sport, but the group fails to acknowledge strong social and economic reasons for duck hunting. Comments from Peter Ryan who says towns that are the focal point of the sport during the season find duck hunting an enormously important contributor to their economies.

MILDURA 3MA Radio News
7:30AM Friday, 19 August 2005

The Victorian National Party is calling for a guarantee of the duck hunting season . Refers To: Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks; Victorian National Party Leader, Peter Ryan

ABC Western Victoria Horsham Fiona Parker
8:41AM Friday, 19 August 2005

Continuing interview with the Victorian Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty
Duck shooting season. Parker asks Delahunty about next year's duck shooting season. Delahunty is concerned about the impact of the Commonwealth Games on next year's duck shooting season. He says the Victorian Premier Steve Bracks has indicated that he has no plans to change the duck hunting season because of the Commonwealth games.

ABC Western Victoria Horsham Radio News
10:30AM Thursday, 18 August 2005

The Victorian National Party are urging the Victorian Government to guarantee the 2006 duck shooting season will proceed despite a clash with the Commonwealth Games. Refers To: Vic Member for Gippsland, Peter Hall, Queensland Government.

ALBURY 2AY Radio News 8:00AM AEST Thursday, 18 August
Advocates and opponents of duck hunting are pushing their respective cases to the Victorian Government. Trevor Poulton, ALP MoDS says the issue has been problematic for the Government.

ALBURY 2AY Radio News
6:30AM AEST Thursday, 18 August 2005

The Victorian Nationals are calling for a commitment from the State Government to duck hunting while ALP members Opposed to Duck Shooting have called for an immediate ban. Trevor Poulton, ALP MoDS, says it's important that Victoria has a clean and green image. Refers to: Queensland Government; Commonwealth Government Games

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
7:30AM Wednesday, 17 August 2005

The ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting has called on premier Bracks to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds after the Queensland government announced a ban on duck shooting. Spokesperson Trevor Poulton says duck hunting is now banned in three states and the ACT and a ban in Victoria wouldn't affect the Labor Party's vote in marginal regional seats.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
6:30AM Wednesday, 17 August 2005

The anti-hunting group the ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting has had its campaign boosted by a ban on duck hunting in Queensland . Spokesman Trevor Poulton says the issue is one of national significance, with duck shooting now banned in three states. Trevor Poulton says the number of native water birds are at its lowest since surveys commenced in 1984 and the Bracks Government continues to ignore the science and cruelty factor.

ABC GIPPSLAND Radio News
12:30PM AEST Tuesday, 16 August 2005

Anti-hunting group ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting have had their campaign boosted by a ban on the practice in Queensland . Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting, says the number of native water birds is at a low level. Refers To: Victorian Government; Queensland Environment Minister Desley Boyle.

ABC MILDURA SWAN HILL Radio News
10:30AM AEST Tuesday, 16 August 2005

The ALP Members Against Duck Shooting is increasing its profile following the Queensland Government's ban on the recreational shooting of native waterbirds.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
10:30AM AEST Monday, 15 August 2005

The National Party wants the Victorian Government to guarantee next year's duck shooting season will go ahead, with anti-duck shooting groups calling for a ban because it coincides with Melbourne 's Commonwealth Games.

National Party MP Peter Hall has told Parliament he's concerned the government will ban the season to avoid negative publicity during the Games.
Peter Hall says the government needs to come clean and tell Victorian duck shooters what their proposals are.

BENDIGO 3BO Radio News
7:05AM AEST Tuesday, 26 July 2005

A graffiti attack at the weekend on the offices of Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan has left Bendigo police looking for answers. The vandal has left a stretch of graffiti about the recreational shooting of native waterbirds on Ms Allan's Wills Street offices as well as displaying photos of birds. Ms Allan wants people to speak to her about their concerns rather than carry out unnecessary acts.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
5:30PM AEST Friday, 8 July 2005

Two men from Shepparton and Melbourne have been found guilty of illegally hunting ducks when they started shooting at Gunbower before the legal start time on opening weekend. The Department of Sustainability and Environment says that a 7.20am start time was set to ensure adequate light for hunters to accurately identify bird species.

ABC GIPPSLAND Radio News
12:30PM AEST Wednesday, 15 June 2005

The Anti Hunting Group, ALP Members' Opposed to Duck Shooting, is claiming strong support from party members to cancel next year's duck shooting season.
Trevor Poulton, Group Spokesman, says thirty branches within the ALP in Victoria have already passed motions calling on a ban to duck shooting. Refers To: Labor Member for Narracan Ian Maxfield .

ABC Radio Tasmania Radio News
7:45AM AEST Tuesday, 14 June 2005

The discovery of thirty Black Swan carcasses on Tasmania 's east coast has prompted renewed calls for a ban on duck hunting in Tasmania . Catherine Silcock, Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania, says that current licensing schemes allow people who hunt non-target species to apply for a hunting licence the following year.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
12:30PM Tuesday, 14 June 2005

The Victorian duck shooting season has finished incident free. Despite fewer hunters for the final weekend because of wet conditions, protesters targeted their campaign on the popular Kerang lakes. Senior wildlife officer Murray Rohde says rescuers and shooters were well behaved compared to the opening when 37 people broke the law and overall it's been a successful 12-week season. Murray Rohde says shooters and other groups acted responsibly throughout the season and very few protected species were shot.

Melbourne SEN 1116 Radio News
8:00AM AEST Saturday, 21 May 2005

A controversial duck shooting competition is set to get underway today at wetlands near Wangaratta.

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY Radio News
5:30PM AEST Friday, 20 May 2005

An internal ALP lobby group plans to disrupt a duck shooting competition and has called on Steve Bracks to ban the activity. ALP member Trevor Poulton says he is looking forward to the government dealing with the issue. Field and Game Australia Chief Executive Rod Drew says that the competition is no different to a fishing contest.

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY Radio News
12:30PM AEST Friday, 20 May 2005

Chief Executive of Field and Game Australia Rod Drew has defended an organised duck shoot near Wangaratta.
Rod Drew says it is a legitimate activity. The Labor Party has called on the Bracks government to ban duck shooting in Victoria ALP member Trevor Poulton says there will be an ALP presence on the wetlands.

BRISBANE 4RN Radio News
8:00PM Thursday, 21 April 2005

There will be no duck or quail hunting in Queensland this year as the populations of the birds has dropped too low. Queensland Environment Minister Desley Boyle says the drought has impacted numbers.

ABC VICTORIAN REGIONAL Kathy Bedford
3:40PM Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Kathy Bedford discusses politics with former politicians Keith Hamilton and Pat McNamara . McNamara discusses the issue of duck shooting and says if there are reasonable numbers of ducks then it should be fine. Hamilton says the current system seems to work. He says he doubts that the Labor Party would lose any country seats over duck hunting. He says the number of ducks that can be shot are controlled and licences are not easy to get. McNamara says that there are a small number of people are very passionate on either side of this issue. Continuing discussion...

ABC Western Victoria Horsham Radio News
6:30AM Wednesday, 23 March 2005

The Field and Game Association has urged the Victorian Government to introduce more patrols of wetlands during the duck shooting season.

HORSHAM 3WM Country Today
12:19PM Tuesday, 22 March 2005

More than 20 duck shooters have been accused of hunting offences over the opening weekend of the season in Victoria.

BALLARAT 3BA Radio News
12:00PM Tuesday, 22 March 2005

In an attempt to get duck shooting banned across Victoria, Ballarat's Organisation for Animal Rights have dumped dead birds outside the office of Member for Ballarat West Karen Overington. Lynn Trakell, Ballarat Organisation for Animal Rights, says she hopes the public will realise what is happening on the wetlands;
Member for Ballarat West Karen Overington , says she supports their right to protest.

WAGGA 2WG Radio News
6:45AM AEST Monday, 21 March 2005

Victoria 's duck shooting season opened over the weekend sparking protests across the states wetlands.

TRIPLE J Radio News
12:00PM AEST Monday, 21 March 2005

The Coalition Against Duck Hunting in Melbourne have presented the state government with about 40 dead birds said to have been shot illegally.

Laurie Levy Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says that native wildlife must be protected.

MELBOURNE ATV10 State Television News
5:17PM AEST Monday, 21 March 2005

Victoria Police will not press charges against the Coalition Against Duck Shooting, after its members dumped dead birds outside the premier's office.
Laurie Levy, Wildlife Activist says there are no controls in place Refers to Victoria Police.

MELBOURNE 3AW Radio News
1:00PM AEST Saturday, 19 March 2005

Duck Activists are calling for an end to duck shooting. Hugh Wirth, RSPCA, says the shooting of native waterbirds is sickening. Refers To: Victorian Environment Minister John Thwaites.

Melbourne GOLD 104 Radio News
8:00AM AEST Saturday, 19 March 2005

The RSPCA is joining calls for the Victorian Government to ban the duck shooting season, which started this morning on Victoria 's wet lands

MELBOURNE GTV9 State Television News
6:06PM Saturday, 19 March 2005

There has been a low turnout to the opening of duck season. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says the shooiting of native waterbirds is coming to an end. Activist, says he was menaced; Hunter, says there are too many protesters on the wetlands. Victorian Agriculture Minister Bob Cameron, says duck seasons will be held in the future.

MELBOURNE ATV10 State Television News
5:11PM Saturday, 19 March 2005

Duck shooting season has begun in Victoria this morning. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting says he is looking forward to spoiling the hunt.
Bill Patterson, Field and Game Australia, says protestors cause more deaths than they save.
Trevor Poulton, ALP, describes being menaced.

ADELAIDE ADS10 State Television News
5:11PM Saturday, 19 March 2005
BRISBANE TVQ10 State Television News
5:11PM Saturday, 19 March 2005
SYDNEY TEN10 State Television News
5:11PM Saturday, 19 March 2005
SYDNEY ATN7 State Television News
6:14PM AEST Saturday, 19 March 2005

The duck-hunting season has begun in Victoria. Laurie Levy, CADS, says it is nice to spoil the week end. Bill Paterson, Field and Game Australia says that protestors promote killing more birds. Trevor Poulton, ALP says it is threatening to be on the wetlands with duck rescuers being menaced by shooters.

HORSHAM 3WM Radio News
8:35AM AEST Friday, 18 March 2005

The duck shooting season opens tomorrow with an appeal from the Victorian Environment Minister John Thwaites for safety first as the main aim. Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, says the numbers of duck shooters have dropped in Victoria from 95,000 in 1986 to about 20,000 who are still licensed but very few of those are out in the wetlands these days.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
8:30AM Friday, 18 March 2005

Duck shooters have started flowing into the northern Victorian town of Kerang for the opening of the hunting season tomorrow. Police and wildlife officers are preparing for thousands of shooters at wetlands in the Kerang area, despite part of Herd Swamp and all of Lake Murphy being off limits. The owner of Kerang Sports and Toys Terry Turvey says small convoys of vehicles began arriving in the town early yesterday and local shooters in particular have stepped up efforts to encourage others to the area.
Terry Turvey says if other shooters don't come to share the shooting, locals become more of a minority.

774 ABC MELBOURNE Virginia Trioli
4:29PM AEST Friday, 18 March 2005

Producer: Ms Maura Angle 03 9626 1769
Trioli is replaced by Libby Price for today's program. HUNTING. Female talkback caller Carol voices her concerns for rowers in the Nagambie are due the opening of duck season.

ABC Western Victoria Horsham Radio News
5:30PM Monday, 14 March 2005

A group opposed to duck shooting is trying to scare waterbirds from the wetlands before next weekend's season opens.
Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting, says they will be sending an ALP duck rescue team up to the wetlands around Kerang but hey are not sure where yet.

ABC MILDURA SWAN HILL Radio News
5:30PM Monday, 14 March 2005

ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting are flying over Victorian wetlands today to scare waterbirds. Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting, says a duck rescue team will be operating on the wetlands in Victoria again this year.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
5:30PM Monday, 14 March 2005

A group opposed to duck shooting is trying to scare birds from the wetlands before next weekend's season opener. ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting took to the skies today to scatter ducks from main shooting areas. The group's spokesperson Trevor Poulton says the Victorian Government hasn't banned duck shooting because it wrongly fears it will lose marginal seats at the next election. He says ALP members will support animal welfare groups in rescuing birds injured when the season starts.
Trevor Poulton says there will be an ALP duck rescue team sent into the Kerang area, once the government decides which wetlands will remain open and that will depend on numbers of protected species.

ABC VICTORIAN REGIONAL Kathy Bedford
5:25PM AEST Monday, 14 March 2005

Kathy Bedford is today replaced by Kirsty Bradmore Bradmore interviews Trevor Poulton, ALP Members opposed to duck shooting about their flight to buzz native ducks and scare them towards NSW. Mr Poulton says their flight was very successful today. He says that the shooting of native waterbirds should not be happening in Victoria because of the drought situation. He says that party members do not support duck shooting. He discusses the situation with marginal seats and why there would be no effect on the results in those seats. Mr Poulton says they have attended a number of branch meetings where motions have been passed and they have lobbied members of parliament. Mr Poulton outlines what they intend to do for the opening of the duck shooting season.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
12:30PM Monday, 14 March 2005

A group opposed to duck shooting is trying to scare native waterbirds from Victorian wetlands before next weekend's season opener. ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting took to the skies today to scatter ducks from main shooting areas. The group's Trevor Poulton says the Victorian Government hasn't banned duck shooting because it wrongly fears it will lose marginal seats at the next election. He says ALP members will support the Coalition Against Duck Shooting in rescuing wounded waterbirds when the season starts.
Trevor Poulton says there will be an ALP duck rescue team sent into the Kerang area, once the government decides which wetlandsin the region will remain open and that will depend on numbers of protected species on wetlands.

BENDIGO WIN TV State Television News
6:05PM Monday, 14 March 2005

The Bracks government is facing renewed pressure from within the ALP to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds ahead of the season opening on the weekend. ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting are trying to scare native waterbirds away from wetlands and at the same time drum up support for their cause.
Reporter: Kate Osborn. Activists today flew low over lakes in an attempt to scare native waterbirds away. When activist Laurie Levy started campaigning against duck shooting, there were 95,000 licensed shooters in Victoria . Now there are 20,000, with only 4,000 active. Lorie Werner, ALP MODS , says many ducks started flying in the right direction towards NSW, where duck shooting is banned and Labor MPs need to start realising they can gain votes by banning shooting; Laurie Levy, activist, who says it's the grass roots members of the ALP that will bring the activity down.

ABC MILDURA SWAN HILL Radio News
12:30PM AEST Monday, 14 March 2005

ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting are flying over Victorian wetlands today to scare ducks.
Trevor Poulton ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting says a duck rescue team will be operating on the state's wetlands again this year.

ABC Western Victoria Horsham Radio News
12:30PM AEST Monday, 14 March 2005

ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting are flying over Victorian wetlands today to scare ducks.
Trevor Poulton ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting, says a duck rescue team will be operating on the state's wetlands again this year.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Bendigo Rural Report
6:50AM AEST Thursday, 10 March 2005

Ridnell interviews Mark Little, community education officer with the Bendigo branch of the Field and Game Association, about conservationist concerns about duck shooting.

Little says there is a presentation tonight from representatives from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, local police and the Field and Game Association about what needs to be known prior to duck shooting season starting. Little says they will provide shooters with information on Victoria-wide duck counts that were completed in February as well as trade displays and information on the hunter education program from America . Little says they encourage new people to come into the sport and good shooting spots can't be kept secret.
Little says the American hunter education program has had over 200,000 people go through it in that country and aims to reduce the potential for wounding of ducks by determining a premium range of shooting distances.

HORSHAM 3WM Radio News
6:35AM AEST Wednesday, 9 March 2005

An internal ALP interest group has accused the Victorian Premier Steve Bracks of sacrificing native water birds to secure at the next state election.
Trevor Poulton, ALP members Opposed to Duck Shooting, says the Premier should stop endorsing the killing of native water birds and it is a flawed argument that it will save marginal seats.

HORSHAM 3WM Radio News
12:05PM AEST Monday, 31 January 2005

News Director: Ms Adele Galante 03 5382 1351
Criticism within Labor's own ranks of this year's duck hunting season has been played down by a senior minister
Grab(s) of Victorian State and Regional Development Minister John Brumby, who says he has seen this issue in various manifestations over the last 20 or 30 years because it always encourages debate in political circles.

STATION Horsham 3WM
PROGRAM Country Today
DATE 27 January 2005
TIME 12.44pm
PRODUCER Ms Adelle Galante 03 5382 1351
SUMMARY The Victorian government does not intend to change its position on duck shooting.Interview with Victorian State Development Minister John Brumby.
REHAME CONTACT David Kiefer 03 9646 6966

Presenter:
A three month duck season’s been announced for this year from March nineteen to June thirteen, but I think some reports are suggesting that not everyone in the Labor Party’s happy about that, with your own lobby group called Members Opposed to Duck Shooting (ph.sp.) saying it’s appalled the Bracks government is endorsing a duck season for this year at all. Are these reports correct?
John Brumby – Victorian Minister For State And Regional Development:
Well, I haven’t seen those reports but I do know that just before Christmas last year the government announced the duck season would open on Saturday the nineteenth of March and would close on Monday the thirteenth of June. So, there’s a daily bag limit and I think it’ll be five birds per day. It’s a season that will run for about three months, and that’s the government’s position and we don’t intend changing that in the future.
Presenter:
Not even despite opposition from within the Labor Party?
Brumby:
Look, I think this issue is one, you know, I’ve seen it in various manifestations over the last twenty or thirty years. Duck shooting always creates a bit of debate within political parties and within the community generally, but the government’s policy is that duck seasons continue.
I think there have been duck seasons all but one year, I think, when we’ve been in government and that was during the drought.
This year it’ll be from Saturday the nineteenth of March to Monday the thirteenth of June and there’ll be further duck seasons next year and the year after and the year after that.

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY Radio News
6:30AM AEST Thursday, 6 January 2005

News Director: Mr Jim Lempriere 02 6049 2011
A group representing Victorian duck shooters says a new campaign by the RSPCA opposing the duck hunting season will have little impact.
Grab(s) of Rod Drew, Victorian Field and Game Association, who says his group has met with the Minister and he's quite comfortable with the way that duck hunting is managed in Victoria.

ABC GIPPSLAND Radio News
6:30AM AEST Tuesday, 4 January 2005

News Director: Mr Mark DeBono 03 5143 5511
The RSPCA has launched a fresh campaign in a bid to permanently end Victoria's duck hunting season.
Grab(s) of Dr Hugh Worth, Victorian RSPCA President, who says hundreds of ducks are killed, crippled or wounded each year from hunting.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
6:30AM AEST Friday, 24 December 2004

News Director: Mr Graeme Nicks 03 5440 1711
The Victorian National Party wants to see a more scientifically based management approach to duck hunting. It supports the government's decision for a three-month hunting season next year, but says more information on the sport might quell the emotion it stirs up. Party leader Peter Ryan says the majority of duck shooters are responsible, but are unfairly portrayed by animal liberationists. He says duck shooting is a legitimate pastime that has social and economic benefits for regional Victoria.

BRISBANE TVQ10 State Television News
5:15PM AEST Saturday, 20 March 2004

Producer:
Protestors have out numbered shooters for the beginning of the duck shooting season.
Grab(s) of David Pringle, Members Opposed to Duck Shooting says that there shouldn't have been a season this year.
Debra Millson, Coalition Against Duck shooting says that the bird wasn't dead, it was suffering.
Morris Levy, Coalition Against Duck shooting says if they weren't there today there would be more shooters.
Russ Bate, Field and Game Australia says the animal lovers just want to be infront of the media.

ABC News Online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1066989.htm
Duck shooting likely to spark ALP debate. 16/03/2004. ABC News Online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1066989.htm
Next weekends duck season opening promises to step up debate within the Labor Party over whether duck shooting should be banned A group within the party the ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting

ABC MILDURA SWAN HILL Radio News
10:30AM AEST Tuesday, 16 March 2004

Producer:
This weekend's duck shooting season opening promises to step up debate within the Victorian Labor Party over whether duck shooting should be banned.
Grab(s) of Trevor Poulton (ph.sp.), ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting, who says there is overwhelming support within the party.
Refers To: Wetlands; Victorian Government.

ABC GIPPSLAND Radio News
12:30PM AEST Tuesday, 16 March 2004

Producer:
A group with the Victorian ALP has promised to break the law to get the Victorian Government to listen to its protest against duck shooting.
Grab(s) of Trevor Poulton, ALP who says that fact that we are going down to the wetlands is just part of a comprehensive ALP internal political campaign.

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY Radio News
7:30AM AEST Wednesday, 10 March 2004

Producer:
Wildlife officers are expected to drop their proposed bans on enforcement duties during the opening weekend of the duck shooting season.
Grab(s) of Karen Batt, Community and Public Sector Union, who says the union will be recommending to members that industrial action be lifted;
Trevor Polton, Labor opponent to duck shooting, who says no matter how much monitoring is done the resources will never be there to ensure that the wetlands are being properly protected.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
6:30AM AEST Tuesday, 9 March 2004

Producer:
A section of the Australian Labor Party wants the Victorian Government to ban duck shooting this season.
Grab(s) of Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposing Duck Shooting, who says to the Government now is the time to do it because you have the power to do it.

BALLARAT WIN TV State Television News
6:08PM AEST Monday, 8 March 2004

Producer:
Reporter: Cassandra Tanti.
Pressure is mounting with ALP members joining duck hunting campaigners to have the duck hunting season banned.
Meanwhile wildlife officers are threatening to strike.
Grab(s) of David Pringle, Victorian ALP member, who says now that the wildlife officers are striking it should be banned; Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, who is pleased to have the ALP members on his side.
Refers To: Community and Public Sector Union has imposed work bans for Department of Sustainability and Environment wildlife officers preventing hunting laws from being enforced on opening day unless an enterprise bargaining agreement is reached.

ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA Radio News
12:30PM AEST Wednesday, 3 March 2004

Producer:
Some Labor Party branch members are calling on Victorian Environment and Water Minister John Thwaites to let them into hunting areas during the duck season.
Grab(s) of Trevor Poulton, ALP Members Opposed to Duck Shooting Group, who says our view is the Government is under pressure to repeal the legislation. (M32236276)

ABC WESTERN VICTORIA WARRNAMBOOL Kirsty Bradmore
7:17AM AEST Wednesday, 3 March 2004

Producer: TBA
Kirsty Bradmore interviews Trevor Poulton, ALP members opposed to duck shooting, about what the group intends to do during the duck season. He says there will be an ALP duck rescue team that will rescue ducks that have been shot. Mr Poulton reveals there is a feeling amongst rank and file members throughout the ALP branches that duck shooting should be banned as a sport permanently in Victoria. He says that Laurie Levy from the Coalition against Duck Shooting will be providing technical support.

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