An overview and justification of the Department of Primary Industries new duck hunting regulations can be accessed at http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/game-hunting/about-game-hunting/legislation-and-regulation/game-regulations-2012/duck-hunting-and-public-safety-on-our-wetlands
The full new duck hunting regulations that have applied in Victoria since September 11, 2012, can be access on the Department of Primary Industries' Internet site at http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/game-hunting/about-game-hunting/legislation-and-regulation/game-regulations-2012
A series of current media releases from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting can be accessed at http://www.duck.org.au/media-releases/2013-media-releases
A series of arguments supporting duck shooting has been put together by the Field and Game Association. These arguments can be accessed at http://www.fga.net.au/secure/downloadfile.asp?fileid=1028770.
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On March 21, 2013, On Line Opinion published an opinion piece by David Leyonhjelm titled 'Volunteer hunters are the true conservationists'. The piece supports the recent decision by the New South Wales Government to allow game hunters in national parks.
The full text of this comment cane be found at http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14822&page=0
On March 18, 2013, Animals Australia published a news report and opinion piece titled 'Out of control: children shooting animals, and people'.
The report refers to an incident which occurred on the first day of the Victorian duck hunting season in 2013 in which a ten-year-old boy shot a man in the leg.
The full text of this news report and opinion piece can be accessed at http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/kids-with-guns
On March 16, 2013, Independent Australia published a piece detailing the opposition to the new duck shooting regulations from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting (CADS). The piece includes extensive quotes from Laurie Levy, the head of CADS.
The full text of this article can be found at http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/victorian-government-bans-media-from-duck-season/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=victorian-government-bans-media-from-duck-season
On February 16, 2013, Independent Australia published a comment by Laurie Levy, the head of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting (CADS). The piece is titled 'Protecting our native waterbirds'.
The full text of this comment can be accessed at http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/environment/protecting-our-native-waterbirds/
On January 23, 2013, The Weekly Times published a news report titled 'Duck protesters fined as debate rages'. The full text can be accessed at http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2013/01/23/557537_latest-news.html
On November 14, 2012, The Conversation published an opinion piece by Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan titled 'The problem with Victoria's ban on duck rescuers'. The piece focuses on the negative consequences of banning duck rescuers from shooting locations.
The full text of this opinion can be accessed at http://theconversation.com/the-problem-with-victorias-ban-on-duck-rescuers-10078
On September 13, 2012, The Bendigo Advertiser carried a news report titled 'New hunting rules in force in Victoria'.
The report gives a brief summary of the new regulations and includes the reaction of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting (CADS) and the Sporting Shooters' Association (SSA). The full text of this report can be found at http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/327415/new-hunting-rules-in-force-in-victoria/
On August 17, 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece written by Jo Wilkinson, a retired senior policy analyst who has worked for a number of Australian government regulators. The piece is titled, 'Game on: relaxed rules to allow teenage shooters a free licence to kill' It criticises the new hunting regulations in Victoria and the manner in which they were introduced.
The full text of this comment can be found at http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/game-on-relaxed-rules-to-allow-teenage-shooters-a-free-licence-to-kill-20120816-24bf3.html