Native Bird Inquiry Sits Idle as Duck Hunting Season Looms

January 19, 2024 8:46 am in by
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Over 10,000 submissions were collected for the Labor-led parliamentary inquiry into Victoria’s native bird hunting arrangements, which has sat idle for months.

In the committee’s final report, – handed down in August – the first recommendation was a complete ban on recreational duck and quail shooting on private and public land from 2024.

Animal Justice Party Member for Northern Victoria, Georgie Purcell, says the delay is surprising.

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Purcell encourages locals to get in touch with their closest Labor MP.