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SFF MEDIA STATEMENT: AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE HIGHLIGHTS TARGET SHOOTING’S SAFETY RECORD AND INCLUSIVENESS

Adrian Pickin - Candidate for Clark

Feb 21, 2023

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released findings affirming the exceptional safety record and inclusiveness of target shooting as a recreational activity, marking a significant milestone for the sport in Tasmania. With the next Olympics on the horizon, boasting participation from 206 countries and 340 shooters, including over 500 competitors in various biathlon events, the spotlight shines brightly on the positive impact target shooting has on communities.

SFF MEDIA STATEMENT: AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE HIGHLIGHTS TARGET SHOOTING’S SAFETY RECORD AND INCLUSIVENESS


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released findings affirming the exceptional safety record and inclusiveness of target shooting as a recreational activity, marking a significant milestone for the sport in Tasmania. With the next Olympics on the horizon, boasting participation from 206 countries and 340 shooters, including over 500 competitors in various biathlon events, the spotlight shines brightly on the positive impact target shooting has on communities.

Based on comprehensive research and data analysis, the AIHW underscores target shooting as one of the safest sports in Australia, with stringent safety measures ensuring participant well-being. The findings serve as a reassurance to Tasmanians considering target shooting as a recreational pursuit, emphasizing its commitment to safety above all else.

Furthermore, the AIHW's research highlights the inclusive nature of target shooting, providing an avenue for individuals and families from diverse backgrounds to engage in a shared passion. Target shooting offers a welcoming environment where participants of all ages and abilities can come together, fostering support and mutual respect. In Tasmania, where community cohesion is paramount, target shooting plays a vital role in bringing people together, transcending barriers and uniting individuals under a common interest.

The AIHW's findings underscore the positive contributions of target shooting to community well-being, emphasizing its role in promoting social connections and healthy lifestyles. As such, target shooting stands as a testament to the values of safety, inclusiveness, and enjoyment for participants across Tasmania.

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