Latest News from SSAA NSW

Jun
12
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. “SSAA NSW” has slammed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation “ABC” for a biased and deceptive article on its’ online platforms. SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham has called for the ABC to correct the record in the article, “Gun sales at controversial HuntFest festival raise ire as photographers take aim at event”, after misleading statements were published. “The article references comments made by known anti-firearm social justice warrior David Shoebridge, who...
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May
30
Last night, SBS Viceland program The Feed aired a segment on the increased female participation in shooting sports. You can view the program by clicking here. The story was filmed during our SBS Viceland Ladies Competition.  The competition, held on 5 May, attracted participants from as close as St Clair, as far afield as Cobar and everywhere in between. Importantly, we feel the program showcased the diversity of our sport, not just in gender but in age and backgrounds, with our participants including a married mum who works in accounts, a...
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May
19
Last week we were thrilled to host a group of NSW State MPs for our first Pollie Try Shooting event! Stephen Bromhead (Myall Lakes – Nationals), Steph Cooke (Cootamundra – Nationals), Phil Donato (Orange – SFFP), Austin Evans (Murray - Nationals), Andrew Fraser (Coffs Harbour – Nationals), Michael Johnsen (Upper Hunter – Nationals) and Bronnie Taylor (MLC – Nationals) visited the St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre.  To kick off our visitors were given a tour of the Centre, then over lunch we provided a run down on SSAA NSW; who we ar...
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May
16
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. “SSAA NSW” has welcomed the NSW Police Minister’s announcement of another firearm amnesty which will run from 1 July to 30 September. SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham said this amnesty is the result of extensive lobbying by SSAA NSW and other shooting bodies and a fitting response following last year’s amnesty. “We have been calling on the NSW Government to implement a permanent amnesty for some time now and it is pleasing to see the Minister and NSW Police take actio...
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May
15
We write in response to various comments that have been made regarding the tragic incident in Western Australia that involved the shooting deaths of several members of a family in the Margaret River area.   Like the rest of the Australian community, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragic event. We note that family members of those involved in the tragedy have respectfully asked that people don’t speculate on the circumstances surrounding the event, and we intend to respect their privacy.   We further note the...
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