Ms BATH (Eastern Victoria) (12:42): (1645) My constituency question is for the Minister for Agriculture, and it relates to the upcoming duck season that is supposed to be established on 19 March.
My constituent is Wayne Hobson, and he has been hunting since he was nine years old. He has hunted duck and quail and rabbit. He has been an avid member of Field and Game Australia and volunteers his time to assist in the restoration of habitat. He has represented Australia in two simulated field shooting events in France and Germany. He is a law-abiding gun owner.
In understanding that, the minister said recently to Field and Game, ‘It’s not my problem’, in relation to the upcoming season. It is your problem, Minister. You do need to announce it. Will you announce a full duck season immediately?