ORGANISERS of the No Hunting in National Parks rally to be held in Bega today have been contacted by members of the public concerned the rally may have been cancelled.
Organiser Richard Barcham confirmed the rally is definitely going ahead as planned.
“Premier Barry O’Farrell has delayed the introduction of recreational hunting in national parks while the government fumbles with how to back down on its agreement with the Shooters and Fishers Party,” Mr Barcham said.
“This rally is going ahead to keep up the pressure on the Premier to get this bad legislation repealed.
“Police permission has been granted for us to assemble and peacefully march to the office of Andrew Constance to deliver our message.”
The speakers for the rally will include the local delegate for the Pubic Service Association, which represents workers in protected areas; a local representative of the community-based National Parks Association; and speakers on behalf of local community views from the Bega Valley and as far as Narooma.
The No Hunting in National Parks rally and march will be held in Bega at noon today, gathering at Ayres Walkway.
“At 12.30pm we will march to the office of Andrew Constance to deliver our message that Barry O’Farrell must act to repeal the legislation permitting hunting in national parks, and make our national parks safe again,” Mr Barcham said.