Member Firearms Insurance
As from 16 August 2016 all financial members have cover for their firearms and/or associated equipment whilst in transit, stored in a locked vehicle and/or building in accordance with State Law.
Traditionally, the responsibility of this insurance purchase has been left to the individual member but now, should you have no cover in place, the Association will provide cover under your memberhip (subject to the terms and conditions of the insurance policy).
This insurance is designed to protect each member up to $12,000 with the option to increase this limit to $25,000 for an additional $10 payable by the member. The policy has an excess of $50 each on every claim and protects members anywhere in Australia, 365 days of the year, plus overseas for 21 days in any one year.
Details or enquiries can be made to our insurance Broker, Marsh Advantage Insurance via: Lauren Coburn or Janine Hook
ASADA Athlete Warning - Higenamine
A warning has been issued to athletes about the prohibited substance Higenamine, following a flood of positive tests stemming from popular dietary supplements.
In just over a year, 13 Australian athletes from nine different sports have tested positive to Higenamine, which is prohibited both in and out of competition. This is in spite of a warning issued by ASADA in November 2016. Higenamine is often listed on the ingredient label of the supplements, however this is not always the case. As such, ASADA is reiterating its warning around the risk of supplements, as well as ways to help reduce that risk.
A blog has been published specifically about Higenamine, which includes the names of supplements known to cause positives, and have made several posts on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Exclusion of Shooting at Commonwealth Games in 2022
The following website is gathering signatures to protest the exclusion of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The site has over 37,000 signatures already.
The petition is 'David Grevemberg: Include shooting in the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022'
The following letters from Shooting Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association explain the situation providing proof that they are doing their best on behalf of shooters.