THE NSW opposition has accused the O'Farrell Government of putting holidaymakers at risk as national parks are opened up to hunting.In a statement, Opposition Leader John Robertson said the state government was ignoring its own risk assessment on the possible dangers of the new hunting laws.
The laws, which come into force today, allow recreational hunters to shoot feral animals in some NSW national parks.
Earlier this week, a leaked NSW Office of Environment and Heritage document obtained by the opposition identified a risk that a stray bullet or arrow fired by a hunter in a national park could hit someone.
"Today is a dark day for our national parks and the many families, campers and bushwalkers across our state looking for a bit of peace and tranquillity this holiday season," Mr Robertson said in a statement.
"As long as this government remains in office and beholden to the NSW gun lobby, hunting in national parks will always be with us."
The government has said previously that hunters will be subject to strict conditions under a risk assessment process being developed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.