Governments either ignore or don’t understand the economic importance of the shooting sports to the economy.
Governments need to promote the economic value and make shooting grow.
Economics might bore some, but it is what creates jobs and helps us pay our bills.
Shooting contributes approximately $5-6b to the Australian economy, but the absence of government programs to support this is denying our community of significant development opportunities, especially in country areas.
We need governments and oppositions to have a solid narrative around the economic value of the shooting sports, and policies to support that. To do that, governments and oppositions need to consider: