Sep
19
As many of you are already aware, QBE’s Global Underwriting Committee recently agreed on a change in QBE’s risk appetite for insuring the sale and/or manufacturing of firearms as well as firearms organisations, associations and clubs. SSAA General Insurance Brokers currently have facilities in place with QBE to underwrite the SSAA Members’ Firearms Insurance, property insurance for SSAA affiliate clubs and branches and SSAA’s Group Personal Accident and Liability Insurances. Due to the...
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Sep
10
For those of you who have received your latest NSW Shooter Quarterly Update, you would have read the extract of our interview with Senator David Leyonhjlem, of the Liberal Democrats. As promised we are providing the entirety of the interview for you to read, in PDF format, by clicking here (Article must be opened to click link).
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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-fir...
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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...
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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 l...
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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 plea...
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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...
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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 techni...
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