Shooting enthusiast and Senator Bridget McKenzie has taken aim at Labor state governments for what she said was a "discriminatory" decision to ban hunting during the coronavirus pandemic.
The motion passed in the Senate this week was particularly critical of Victoria.
It stated the government "condemns state Labor governments for failing to recognise and respect the considerable social, economic and environmental benefits of hunting and shooting to communities across regional Australia; and their bias and discriminatory decision to restrict firearm and ammunition sales using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse".
Victoria banned the sale of guns and ammunition during the state's stage 3 restrictions after chief medical officer Brett Sutton ruled hunting was not an acceptable reason to leave the house.
The rule was lifted on Wednesday with the easing of restrictions.
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Wodonga-based Senator McKenzie moved her motion on behalf of herself and fellow National Party colleagues.
"Regional communities have missed out on considerable revenue from hunting as a result of the summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic," she said.
"Hunters and shooters are more likely to meet sufficient physical activity requirements than the average Australian adult."
She said Australia's hunters and fishers contributed $2.4 billion to the economy in 2018, including a total impact of $439 million in Victoria.
Labor and the Greens formally opposed the motion in the Senate.