07 November 2018    Respect & Equity Policy

Respect and Equity Policy


The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for all people involved in the Club. Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated with respect and to be valued and feel accepted for who they are.

By committing to this, we understand and acknowledge that;

•  Family violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15 to 44. (1)

•  80% of women that experience sexual violence knew their attacker.

•  One woman dies every week at the hands of her partner or ex-partner. (2)

•  25 children die every year at the hands of a family member. (2)

The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is intimate partner violence. (1)

1. VicHealth Burden of Disease Report 2004

2. National Homicide Monitoring Scheme – Australian Institute of Criminology



Research suggests that men who hold traditional views about gender roles and relationships, have a strong belief in male dominance, or who have sexually hostile attitudes are more likely to perpetrate violence against their intimate partners.

It is also known that people who hold traditional views about gender roles, or who have lower levels of support for gender equality, are more likely to accept violence against women compared to those who don’t.

(VicHealth, preventing violence before it occurs: A framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria.)

We understand that violence against women is a major public issue in Australia, and given the number of women that participate at, and come in contact with the Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc., we affirm our role in supporting the prevention of violence against women in our club and our community.

We further recognise that to prevent violence against women, we must commit to the following behaviours;

•  Challenge the condoning of violence against women.

•  Promote women’s independence and decision making.

•  Challenge gender stereotypes and roles.

•  Strengthen positive, equal and respectful relationships.

The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. commits to promoting these behaviours and to creating a club environment where women, and all club members, feel safe, welcome, respected and included. This applies when attending, competing and taking part in all club activities. The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. recognises this is both an individual and a collective responsibility.

In order to achieve this, The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. commits to the following actions: 

Club President – Anton Motha             Club Contact – Brian Reid




  1. All shooters and visitors are to report to the office upon arrival for an induction procedure relevant to risk of exposure to contaminants.
  2. Shooters must be paid up registered members of the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) and an ACTA Affiliated Club to participate in competitions and practice sessions (refer point 3).
  3. Non members of the ACTA and an ACTA affiliated club and non licensed participants must be signed in and supervised by an approved Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. member.  All non members of the ACTA are restricted to three practice sessions only and will then be required to join the club and the ACTA.
  4. All shooters / persons are not to enter areas as detailed in the induction leaflet.  Only inducted, authorized persons may enter or work in these areas.  All signage at grounds must be strictly adhered to.
  5. Eye and ear protection is strongly recommended when shooting, supervising and officiating at all times.  Appropriate footwear and clothing as per ACTA Shooting Rule 1.02 (o) is required.
  6. No shot sizes larger than size 6 is to be used on the grounds.  
  7. Shooters using reloads must ensure their loads are both legal and safe to use.  Reloads must conform to current ACTA rules. Powder charge in reloads must not exceed the manufacturers recommendations.  All loads, both factory and reloads may be checked for compliance by authorized Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. personnel.
  8. Firearm safety must be the number 1 priority for all shooters on Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. grounds at all times.
  9. It is the responsibility of all shooters and supervisors to be aware of all ACTA shooting rules and Victorian laws that apply to shooting at the Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc.
  10. Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. committee members will act as range officers during practice and competition events.
  11. Any person committing an unsportsmanlike or unsafe act on the shooting ground shall be liable to suspension or disqualification.
  12. Firearms and ammunition must be properly stored as per Victorian law when not in use on the grounds (ie. not left unattended) and be securely locked in your vehicle and out of view.
  13. Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. requires all shooters and visitors to comply with all ground rules as listed.

By Order,  President – Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc.


The Wangaratta Clay Target Club Inc. list of Ground Rules is a living document and is subject to amendments as required from time to time.  The document forms part of the O, H & S manual kept at the club rooms.



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