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Journalists Resources

When writing about firearms, it can be easy to get it wrong unless you are a sporting shooter or you have personal experience with the topic. As journalists know, credibility can be easily destroyed. That’s why all journalists should do everything in their power to get their stories and facts right the first time around. It’s also easy to be swayed by emotion or sensationalism when it comes to reporting on firearms.

SSAA National has a dedicated team made up of journalists and other media professionals who have previously worked in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Our team comes from a wide range of backgrounds, including shooters and non-shooters, hunters and non-hunters.

The SSAA has published an extensive guide to assist journalists and media professionals when reporting on firearm-related issues. We also take pride in educating our members, the wider community, politicians and the media about firearms and recreational shooting activities. To do this, we communicate through a number of mediums, such as press releases to announce, share or respond to news with the print and broadcast media, as well as our range of printed publications and the SSAA National E-newsletter to communicate firearm ownership, sports shooting and recreational hunting news, views, events and special offers with our subscribing members. We also have a SSAA National Facebook page and a SSAA TV YouTube channel.

Media inquiries

SSAA National welcomes and encourages media enquiries, but sometimes firearm or shooting related enquiries are specific to a state or territory. In this instance, we encourage you to contact your state media contact. For federal political matters or national issues, please contact our Media Officer. For hunting, conservation or wildlife management issues, please contact our Pest & Wildlife Management Officer.

Media packs

SSAA National can provide complimentary media packs containing information about the shooting sports, hunting activities and the SSAA to interested journalists, editors or media professionals. For more information, please contact our Media Officer. We may also be able to assist you with images for your articles upon request.

Contacts

Media Officer
Kate Fantinel
Ph: 08 8272 7100
Mobile: 0429 011 282
Pest & Wildlife Management Officer
Matthew Godson
Ph: 08 8272 7100
Mobile: 0448 887 079
Australian Capital Territory
David True
Mobile: 0423 043 663
SSAA ACT President
New South Wales
Jay Pandya
Mobile: 0487 812 036
SSAA NSW Communications Manager
Northern Territory
Michael Brennan
Mobile: 0419 828 474
SSAA NT President
Queensland
Geoff Jones
Mobile: 0407 673 597
SSAA Queensland
Tasmania
Andrew Judd
Mobile: 0418 734 008
SSAA Tas President
Victoria
Jack Wegman
Ph: 03 8892 2777
SSAA Vic CEO
Western Australia
Ron Bryant
Mobile: 0418 487 959
SSAA WA President

National E-newsletter

The SSAA National E-newsletter is a subscription email service available FREE of charge to SSAA members. It includes current and upcoming news, views and events about firearms ownership, sport shooting and recreational hunting issues, important SSAA news, special offers and time-sensitive news.

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