Sus­tain­able Hunt­ing Ac­tion

We are start­ing to see out­comes from the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s Sus­tain­able Hunt­ing Ac­tion Plan, a $5.3 mil­lion in­vest­ment to sup­port and guide the long-term growth of hunt­ing, but both Field & Game Aus­tralia and the Aus­tralian Deer As­so­ci­a­tion want to se

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We jointly pre­sented key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors for SHAP and wel­comed a Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ment to quar­terly re­port­ing on progress. The first quar­terly re­port was lit­tle more than a re­stat­ing of the aims, although there was one wel­come fund­ing ini­tia­tive: $40 000 to the Wet­lands En­vi­ron­men­tal Task­force to en­sure the Aus­tralian Na­tional Hunt­ing Ar­chive, Aus­tralia’s most com­pre­hen­sive and valu­able col­lec­tion of works on the so­cial his­tory of hunt­ing, is dig­i­tally in­dexed and ac­ces­si­ble. Min­is­ter Jaala Pul­ford made the com­mit­ment to quar­terly re­port­ing be­cause, as she told a re­cent Es­ti­mates Com­mit­tee hear­ing: “This is a multi-agency ef­fort, but it is cer­tainly some­thing of great in­ter­est to hunters in Vic­to­ria.” We re­main sup­port­ive of the aims and ex­pect the SHAP im­ple­men­ta­tion to gather pace. The clock is tick­ing and the out­comes are crit­i­cal to the fu­ture of hunt­ing.

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