Capital news

SSAA National keeps in constant contact with the Federal politicians, the departments and the institutes that help form the legislations that affect our chosen sport.

We will publish press releases, official correspondence and reports from sections of Parliament, the Australian Institute of Criminology, and Attorney-General’s department, particularly it’s Firearms Policy Unit, to name a few. We will also publish statements from those groups against private firearm ownership for your information.

While we cannot publish all communications between SSAA National and Federal legislators, we hope this is a guide to the communication and lobbying activities of your Association.

April 2014
23 - New era for the Australian Crime Commission
17 - AIC’s Crime Prevention and Communities: Building better local solutions
16 - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service newsroom
15 - SSAA backs Boundless Canberra’s sporting future for all abilities
02 - Private use roo tags imminent in WA

January 2014
15 - Armed robbery in Australia 2009–10: National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program report

December 2013
23 - New council on law, crime and community safety

November 2013
13 - Australian Crime Commission boosts information sharing with Victorian agencies

September 2013
16 - Jason Clare reflects

August 2013
19 - The Coalition’s policy to tackle crime
14 - Greens plan to get handguns off suburban streets
01 - Federal Election 2013
01 - ISOC Conference closing comments from AIC director Dr Adam Tomison

July 2013
30 - Minister Clare’s 2013 International Serious and Organised Crime Conference speech
29 - Guidelines to protect Australians from firearm attacks
25 - ‘Get real, Govt’ - human lives more precious than pigs, bats, crocs
13 - Australian Customs - Changes to the firearms import regime
05 - Australian Ballistic Information Network to roll out across the country
03 - A Blueprint for Reform of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

June 2013
04 - AIC’s new dynamic Facts & Figures Online crime stats tool

May 2013
28 - Exposure Draft Amendment to Firearms Importation Scheme
23 - CrimeStoppers Hotline to tackle the illegal firearms market
17 - Australian Crime - Facts & Figures 2012
17 - International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2013
16 - New legislation to fight organised crime
03 - Scammers impersonating AIC staff

April 2013
19 - Giving police the powers they need to fight the violent gangs

March 2013
20 - New laws to fight organised crime

February 2013
25 - US firearms experts arrive to train Australian Law Enforcement
05 - Minister Clare discusses Crimes Legislation Amendment
05 - Life sentences for trafficking firearms passes the House of Representatives
01 - Customs Reform Board meets for the first time

January 2013
24 - Minister Clare discusses Western Sydney gun crime

December 2012
20 - Minister Clare’s statement on arrests by Australian Federal Police
06 - SSAA National’s Firearms Importation Regime Revised Consultation Paper submission

November 2012
28 - Minister Clare announces new laws to fight organised crime
28 - Minister Clare's Crimes Legislation Amendment speech
27 - Senate debates Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
23 - Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management Communiqué
23 - Tackling the illegal firearms market

October 2012
31 - Proposed amendments to the Firearms Importation Regime Revised Consultation Paper

August 2012
20 - Alex Hawke MP on border protection cuts

July 2012
03 - Opinion piece by Home Affairs Minister on getting a real pistol grip on illegal guns

June 2012
29 - Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management Communiqué
29 - Reforms to tackle the illegal firearms market discussed at Joint Press Conference
29 - Final report of the national investigation into the illegal firearms market
29 - Illicit market firearms and organised crime
29 - Major agreement to tackle the illegal firearms market
29 - Federal Government announces national gun registry and life imprisonment for gun traffickers
21 - Gun Control in the Senate
04 - Opinion piece by Justice Minister on convicting cunning criminals

May 2012
24 - Customs admits illegal gun import X-ray blunder

April 2012
27 - Justice Minister admits gaps in gun control laws
12 - Update on national illicit firearms Assessment and establishment of Firearms Intelligence and Targeting Team

March 2012
19 - Senators Brown and Ludwig discuss Commonwealth Firearms Advisory Council
19 - Minister for Home Affairs, Justice, and Defence Materiel questioned on gun control
18 - Opposition out-of-date on firearm inquiry
15 - SSAA National responds to illegal firearm trade concerns
15 - Gillard aiding reign of terror: Abbott
14 - Minister congratulates NSW and Federal law enforcement agencies on weapons haul
07 - SSAA responds to WA Attorney-General’s push to limit guns
04 - Crime falling across Australia
02 - National Crime Prevention Network
01 - Criminals in our ports - a Daily Telegraph beat-up

February 2012
20 - Duck and quail hunting seasons announced in SA
12 - Firearms used in drive-by shootings to be traced by the Australian Crime Commission

2011
13/12/11 - Hon Brendan O’Connor appointed Minister for Human Services and Minister Assisting for School Education
13/12/11 - New knife importation rules
17/11/11 - Greens attack hunting and gun ownership
13/11/11 - Report on the rise of gun club members and firearm ownership in Australia
13/11/11 - Firearm ownership in Australia on the increase
08/11/11 - Community eyes help Customs Watch
03/11/11 - SSAA leads the way on firearms education
01/11/11 - Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2011
31/10/11 - Firearm theft in Australia 2008–09 AIC report
21/10/11 - Meeting notes from Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group
07/10/11 - Election donation ties Wotif.com to Greens
09/09/11 - FOI documents available about Commonwealth Firearms Advisory Council
01/09/11 - Silver fox not a pet, but a farm predator, says NFF
25/08/11 - Bigger waterfowl bag limits this NT hunting season
08/08/11 - Australian Party fights for Mt Lofty shooting range
26/07/11 - Anti-gunners miss the point again
06/07/11 - SSAA National submission to Sharpening our Approach to Weapons Control
01/07/11 - Administrative changes at the Australian Institute of Criminology
28/06/11 - Victorian Greens fail in bid to ban duck hunting
17/06/11 - Crime rife in Australian ports
16/06/11 - Melissa Parke MP responds to duck hunting letter
15/06/11 - Bob Katter’s AusParty
06/06/11 - SSAA National responds to duck hunting statement by the Hon Melissa Parke
04/06/11 - Katter unveils his new Australian Party
27/05/11 - Customs consults on weapons controls
21/05/11 - Rebel LNP MPs discuss forming a new political party with maverick federal independent Bob Katter
11/05/11 - Melissa Parke MP calls for permanent ban on recreational duck shooting
06/05/11 - Biosecurity Queensland updates deer Q&A page
04/05/11 - Commonwealth Firearms Advisory Council (CFAC) webpage now available
18/04/11 - SSAA WA discusses state licensing issues
11/04/11 - Noise proposal could affect WA shooting clubs
16/03/11 - Salt on wounds
15/03/11 - Customs consultation paper SSAA’s submission
28/02/11 - WFSA statement to UN Arms Trade Treaty
24/02/11 - Strong feedback prompts Government to rethink bull bar restrictions
11/02/11 - Summary of proposed requirements for vehicles and VFPS (bull bars)
03/02/11 - Restricted duck and quail hunting seasons announced for South Australia 2011
12/01/11 - Favourable conditions mark return to a standard Victorian duck season in 2011

2010
17/12/10 - Homicide in Australia: 2007–08 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report
15/12/10 - Public consultation on firearms importation regime extended to March 1, 2011, due to SSAA intervention
09/12/10 - Proposed amendments to the Firearms Importation Regime - Consultation Paper
01/12/10 - Australian Institute of Criminology - reporting the facts
30/11/10 - R18+ computer game classification review released
19/11/10 - Tony Burke MP responds to wildlife management query
10/11/10 - The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
01/11/10 - The Attorney-General’s Department and the Firearms Policy Unit
29/10/10 - First meeting of the new Firearms Advisory Council
28/10/10 - Rowan Ramsey MP responds to camel cull query
25/10/10 - SSAA National queries Tony Burke about wildlife management
18/10/10 - SSAA National queries Rowan Ramsey MP about camel cull
16/08/10 - Liberal Party of Australia election statement
05/08/10 - Australian Labor Party election statement
04/08/10 - Australian Democrats election statement
04/08/10 - Senator Online’s Scott Reading
22/07/10 - Independent MP Bob Katter is strong on civil rights
22/07/10 - Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party election statement
21/07/10 - The Nationals election statement
20/07/10 - Shooters & Fishers Party election statement
20/07/10 - Labor's Dick Adams supports sensible firearms ownership
19/07/10 - Family First election statement
16/07/10 - New Firearms Advisory Council
01/07/10 - CrimTrac - Australia’s link to national crime fighting
19/06/10 - Australia takes action against illicit small arms and light weapons
16/06/10 - SSAA National’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - Defense Small Arms Advisory Council’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - FAIR Trade Group’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - National Firearms Association’s (Canada) statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - Safari Club International’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - Second Amendment Foundation’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute’s statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities’ statement to the United Nations
16/06/10 - Valedictory Speech by the Honourable David Hawker MP
14/06/10 - Australia's statement to the United Nations
26/05/10 - Minister for Sports responds to SSAA National’s enquiry about Federal sport shooting funding
10/05/10 - Status report on the public consultation on the possible introduction of an R18+ classification for computer games
23/04/10 - Lobbying news update
18/03/10 - Australian crime: Facts & figures 2009
10/03/10 - Liberal praises Australia’s gun laws
01/03/10 - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - protecting Australia’s borders?
15/02/10 - SSAA National enquires about Federal sport shooting funding
08/02/10 - Senate discusses status of R18+ computer games classification consultation paper
02/02/10 - Submission from the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia Inc to the Attorney-General’s Department regarding the introduction of an R18+ classification category for computer games
12/01/10 - Firearm theft in Australia 2007-08 Australian Institute of Criminology report

2009
16/12/09 - Administrative Definitions of Telescopic, Detachable and Collapsible Stocks letter from Criminal Justice Division
14/12/09 - R18+ classification for computer games discussion paper released
27/11/09 - Achieving National Consistency for Firearms Management
26/11/09 - Record amount of ACC intelligence reports in 2008-09
09/11/09 - Attorney-General Hon Robert McClelland MP remarks at the First International Quintet* Meeting of Attorney’s General
27/10/09 - Organised crime and gun running
19/10/09 - Ports and organised crime under the Senate microscope
08/10/09 - CrimTrac nominated for Privacy Commission Award
08/10/09 - Release of National Human Rights Consultation Report
17/09/09 - We’ve had some bad experiences with Liberal gun policy, says Nationals Senate leader
16/09/09 - More measures to combat organised crime
16/09/09 - Senator Hutchins warns of increase in organised crime
08/09/09 - Parliament discusses status of hog deer
08/09/09 - Minister for Home Affairs supports SSAA National's Gun Safe Voucher Program
13/08/09 - Feral pigs may spread swine flu, says Opposition
01/08/09 - Brief: Focus on Indigenous youth at crime and justice conference
02/07/09 - $403 million investment for the Australian environment & sustainable agriculture
01/07/09 - Trends & issues: Alcohol and homicide in Australia
23/06/09 - Handgun ownership myth busting
03/06/09 - SSAA National letter to The West Australian newspaper
31/05/09 - Federal Minister for Primary Industry approves of kangaroo industry
26/05/09 - ACC tackles outlaw motorcycle gangs
12/03/09 - Germany killings prompt call to ban guns
06/03/09 - SSAA letter to The Daily Telegraph
02/01/09 - Firearm theft in Australia 2006-07 AIC report

2008
04/12/08 - Attempt at national duck hunting ban in Senate fails miserably
04/12/08 - Brendan Nelson on former Prime Minister John Howard
03/12/08 - Court outcomes for firearm offences in Australia
02/12/08 - Homicide in Australia: 2006–07 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report
26/11/08 - Minister for Home Affair Bob Debus commends SSAA’s Gun Safe Voucher Program
10/11/08 - Senator Wong answers Bob Brown’s gun control questions
10/11/08 - An uncompromising patriot: Bob Katter MP
13/10/08 - McGrath Foundation Government funding bonus
13/10/08 - Senator Joyce pays tribute to Dr Glen Fermoy Sheil
30/08/08 - ‘Criminal use of handguns in Australia’ AIC report
24/08/08 - Kate Ellis responds in Parliament Debate about shooting in Finland
24/08/08 - School shooting sparks call for handgun restrictions
24/08/08 - No ‘guns in the glove box’: Greens
04/08/08 - Melbourne University paper shows Australian gun buyback a waste of money
16/07/08 - SSAA’s statement to the United Nations
24/06/08 - Letter from Office of the Hon Warren Truss about The Junior Shooter
24/06/08 - Why governments do not always listen to ‘evidence,’ research and sound advice
20/06/08 - Review of import regulations for firearms - emerging firearms technologies
16/06/08 - Anti-gunners say NSW new gun laws are threat to public safety
11/06/08 - The Junior Shooter letter of support from Senator Julian McGauran
03/06/08 - Open letter to Federal Parliamentarians about The Junior Shooter
28/05/08 - More Australians dining on kangaroo
28/05/08 - Be green, eat more ’roos
14/05/08 - Minister for Home Affairs answers Bob Brown's stolen handgun questions
03/05/08 - Dr Brendan Nelson’s speech on the occasion of David Hawker’s 25th anniversary as Member for Wannon
04/04/08 - Letter from Australian Customs
19/03/08 - COAG National Action Plan on Mental Health (2006-2011)
19/03/08 - Mental Health & Well Being website
19/03/08 - Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
18/03/08 - Dr Brendan Nelson on national gun laws
17/03/08 - An explanation of game management
12/03/08 - Joyce calls for reality check on cull
11/03/08 - Bob Brown asks Attorney-General stolen handgun questions

Federal Election 2007
Australian Democrats statement
The Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party statement
Australian Labor Party statement
The Coalition Government statement
Democratic Labor Party statement
Family First statement
The Greens statement
The Nationals statement
Shooters Party statement

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