Media Contacts

In response to NSW Government voting in legislation that allows recreational hunting to take place in national parks, five organisations have come together to work on this legislation being repealed. This working group collectively represent an informed and expert position on the related animal welfare, bushwalker, conservation,parks staff and public safety issues.

We acknowledge that there is great work coming from many others in the community toward putting a stop to recreational hunting in our national parks.

Organisation Contact Focus
Justin McKee
0404 824 020
National Parks Association of NSW is a non-government conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means.
We have over 5000 members, 800 active volunteers and 19 branches statewide.
Geo Papas
0407 705 363
The Public Service Association of NSW is a union which represents New South Wales Government, NSW university and and related private sector employees. The union is registered under New South Wales state legislation.
Leanne Taylor
02 8977 3393
WIRES has established a coordinated network of wildlife carers and rescuers that rescue and care for native animals. Currently there are more than 2,000 WIRES volunteers authorised to rescue, rehabilitate and release native animals.
Jill Green
0408 470 043
It is one of STEP's aims to be concerned with environmental issues within Ku-ring-gai and its environs and to provide representation on committees, other organisations, and in proceedings or inquiries relating to environmental matters.
Matt McClelland
0411 306 650
matt (at)
Wildwalks provides information on self guided bushwalking experiences in NSW and other parts of Australia, serving over 4000 people everyday through one of their core websites. Wildwalks aims to Encourage the Adventures spirit by building a world class trail experience library that mobilises people, helping more people explore and better understand natural environments.