A Blacktown Aboriginal organisation has threatened to take action against shooters found hunting in NSW National Parks.
Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation secretary Aunty Sandra Lee said hunters with guns would not be allowed in parks with cultural links to her tribe.
‘‘The Darug people will kick them out of our lands and commence legal action against shooters and the NSW government for trespass,’’ she said.
‘‘The government does not own title to these parks and shooters will never be approved by us.’’
Mrs Lee is responding to the news that the NSW government would allow shooters in national parks after a recent deal on cuts to the solar bonus scheme with the Shooters and Fishers Party and Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party.
She said according to law, all national parks and recreational reserves declared as unalienated crown lands (vacant crown lands) have Aboriginal property rights (common law native title rights).
Ms Lee said her group would be meeting with other Aboriginal groups to implement a united stand on the issue.