Latest News from SSAA NSW

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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Apr
24
SSAA NSW welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to continue the Supplementary Pest Control (SPC) program.  This decision is in line with the recommendations of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC).  The NRC provided its final evaluation report to Government in 2017 in which it recommended that the SPC program continue and be expanded beyond the trial phase.   The final report concluded that volunteer ground shooting has the potential to be an effective supplementary pest control technique if used as part of an integrated pest manageme...
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Apr
10
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. “SSAA NSW” has slammed Gun Control Australia “GCA” for withholding a report which GCA claims supports their latest statements about firearm theft in NSW*.  SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham said the failure of GCA to so far make their report available implies that GCA has plenty to hide with their claims.  “GCA claims that 27,000 firearms were stolen between 2007 and 2017, but their report is not publicly available as yet, so we do not know what type of firearms they...
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