Newly sworn-in Nationals MP Luke O'Sullivan wasted no time, his first question in parliament this week was to ask Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford where the Victorian Sustainable Hunting Action Plan was...
You promised to deliver a sustainable hunting action plan earlier this year and again in June. When asked about the progress of that plan, you said it would be coming out in coming months, but five months on hunters are still waiting. Minister, is this significant delay in releasing this important work due to the opponents in your own cabinet who do not support the proposed sustainable hunting action plan?
Field & Game Australia have been keen to see the Sustainable Hunting Action Plan released and have been eagerly awaiting any developments. The delay of the Plan was the first key issue we broached with the GMA and other decision makers back in July and September when we shared updates on our advocacy work representing hunters and law abiding firearm owners. It's good to see Mr O'Sullivan shares our concerns at the timelines and timeliness of the plan's release.
Minister Pulford stated that she would provide a written response - we will be monitoring the outcome and keep you informed.