Duck Rescuers Target Labor's Richmond Electorate

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3rd November 2010, 08:30am - Views: 1339


Media Release                                                                                  Wednesday 3 November 2010



With just over three weeks to go before the Victorian elections, the Coalition Against Duck Shooting is

continuing to campaign in the four inner city electorates likely to fall to the Greens – Melbourne,

Richmond, Brunswick and Northcote.

Campaign Director Laurie Levy today said: “At midday today we will be targeting Minister Richard

Wynne’s electorate office at 112 Smith Street, Collingwood – talking to his constituents, garnering support

from passers-by and leafleting the area.  We will be saying to residents that if they want to help protect

native waterbirds, then vote Greens first and Labor last in November.

“Because the Brumby Labor Government has exactly the same policy on recreational duck shooting as

the Liberal/National parties, the best outcome for our native waterbirds would be a hung Parliament, with

the Greens holding the balance of power.  

We want to meet with Minister Richard Wynne to ask a couple of important questions:

Why does the Brumby Government refuse to put enough money into public housing to accommodate

homeless people when at the same time $12.7million of taxpayers’ money was allocated to shooters to

build a new clubhouse?

As the Yorta Yorta people oppose the recreational shooting of native waterbirds and do not want duck

shooters on their land, why has the Brumby Government overridden their wishes and allowed duck

shooting around 40% of the new River Redgum Parks?  

“To stop the appalling brutality towards Victorian native waterbirds, we’ll be asking Mr Wynne’s

constituents to vote Greens first and Labor last on November 27,” Levy concluded.

For further information, please contact:

Laurie Levy, Campaign Director, Mobile 0418 392 826       

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