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Recreational hunters the solution to Queensland’s feral pig problem

Posted on 14 March 2014 by Content Manager

The Queensland Government is being urged to consider using recreational hunters to tackle the State’s feral pig problem.Queensland Shooters and Fishers Party President David Curless says that the answer could be recreational hunters, and encour...

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Population growth

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Content Manager

Can Australia cope with the pressures on housing, food and particularly water when our population reaches 40 million by 2050?The Hon. Rick Mazza made the following statement in the Western Australian Parliament on Wednesday, 19 June 2013.“I not...

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Safe Shooting grants restored for this year

Posted on 9 December 2013 by Content Manager

In a not so surprising turnaround based on pressure and representations made by the Shooters and Fishers Party, the NSW Government has now provided a timetable for the safe shooting grants under the SFP initiative known as the Ministerial Advisory Co...

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Changes to shooting ranges in NSW

Posted on 26 October 2013 by Content Manager

SFP has successfully pushed to some positive changes to ranges in NSW. This follows years of harassment by the authorities and opposition from within bureaucracies. Now it is your turn to help have these cemented into regulation.Have your say about t...

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New hunting laws shoot down hunting in NSW

Posted on 17 October 2013 by Content Manager

The O’Farrell Government’s betrayal of NSW hunters is now entrenched in legislation that will put the management of hunting on public land in the control of anti-hunting bureaucrats, push game-bird hunting back into the box of “miti...

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Christmas for Shooters and Fishers

Posted on 16 October 2013 by Content Manager

Just weeks to Christmas and you have NO idea what to get the outdoor enthusiast in your life?Why not help them secure the future of the outdoor sports that they love?The Shooters and Fishers Party is the only Political Party that fights for firearms...

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Your help needed to get Game Council restored

Posted on 11 October 2013 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party is calling on all NSW hunters to approach their local MPs and Department of Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hogkinson to appeal for the Game Council Division to be restored within the DPI.SFP NSW MLC Robert Brown sa...

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Not the result we hoped for, but plenty of positives

Posted on 3 October 2013 by Content Manager

The 2013 Australian Federal election results took the country by surprise, not in terms of the Liberal-National victory but in the success of the minor parties and the reinforcement of our nation’s democracy.We’re disappointed the Shooter...

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SFP NSW Club Donation Program

Posted on 3 October 2013 by Content Manager

As the SFP NSW Club Donation Program is rolled out we thought we would take five minutes to have a quick talk to Membership & Donations Officer Stephen Bowler about how the program works.How and why did this program come about and why is so impor...

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Election 2015: new SFP Campaign Directior

Posted on 2 October 2013 by Content Manager

“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends on the character of the user.” – Theodore Roosevelt. Now that the Federal Election has been run and won, our TV shows and footy games are once again free from paid political commercial...

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Game Council NSW Update

Posted on 2 October 2013 by Content Manager

After the shock of the treachery of O’Farrell and his minions, we have been working hard behind closed doors to mitigate the damage that he sought to do to us in what we now know was a calculated political attack on shooters and hunters in NSW....

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Issues with the disbandment of the NSW Game Council

Posted on 29 August 2013 by Content Manager

The Game Council budget was $2.56 million per year, given by the government, plus license fees of around another $2 million per year, the lowest of any department and it was the most efficient government department, returning a public benefit of $2.3...

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S&F Freedom Bus Senate Campaign Tour

Posted on 26 August 2013 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party Campaign Bus is touring regional NSW in the week before the federal election. On board will be NSW MLC Robert Borsak , lead NSW Federal Candidate Karl Houseman, Federal candidate Jim Muirhead, Country Music Star Steve &...

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Deceitful preferencing threatens your rights

Posted on 23 August 2013 by Content Manager

“Are right-wing micro-parties merely dummies to funnel votes to each other? Crikey catches them out breaching electoral laws. Now the AEC is investigating.” That’s how Crikey starts its story on the potentially illegal and certainly...

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S&F stands for sustainability in Tasmania

Posted on 7 August 2013 by Content Manager

Matthew Allen and Shane Broadby will lead the campaign of the Shooters and Fishers Party in Tasmania to win Senate seats in the 2013 Federal Election.The Party’s two Tasmanian candidates are both well known in the State as long-time hunters, wh...

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S&F condemns O’Farrell for failing hunters

Posted on 12 July 2013 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party condemns the O’Farrell Government’s harsh and unnecessary treatment of the hunting community, which can seen only as a rejection of the goodwill established by law-abiding hunters over a decade of hard work....

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Hunting under attack: What you can do

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Content Manager

The best thing you can do to protect your right to hunt on NSW public land is write to your local MP, and we've prepared a full list of issues to bring up.In conjunction with hunting organisations and prominent representatives, Sporting Shooter has c...

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The Hunting Party

Posted on 11 June 2013 by Content Manager

ABC's Four Corners broadcast an episode on hunting, featuring Shooters & Fishers MLC Robert Borsak."Would you allow your child to use a gun to hunt and kill animals?" it asks. "Across Australia there are thousands of families who not only let it...

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Greens and selective vilification

Posted on 4 March 2013 by Content Manager

I have been absolutely gobsmacked by the intolerance demonstrated by the Greens during recent months, as their campaign against hunting in national parks gathers momentum. I honestly wouldn’t have thought there was much they could do to surpris...

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Kendra Appleton, our new gun actor

Posted on 5 November 2012 by Content Manager

KENDRA Appleton is a straight-shooting teen from Shoalhaven who aims to combine her love of acting with her passion for guns.Appleton, 17, who holds a firearm licence, has landed a major role in highly anticipated drama In Your Dreams, to screen on S...

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Stop EDO funding

Posted on 4 November 2012 by Content Manager

It is time taxpayers stopped funding the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), a group that is costing the community in a number of ways and defending criminals in court.The NSW EDO receives funding from the NSW State Government (i.e. taxpayers) via...

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ADA gives highest award to Robert Brown

Posted on 23 October 2012 by Content Manager

The Hon. Robert Brown, MLC, has been awarded life membership of the Australian Deer Association, a significant accolade from one of Australia’s major game organisations.Robert is the first person from NSW to be granted this special recognition,...

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Climate Commission not fair dinkum

Posted on 4 September 2012 by Content Manager

The Climate Commission report released today is another example of the Commission not being fair dinkum about the supposed catastrophic effects of man-made global warming, said the Australian Environment Foundation.The report highlights that demand f...

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Police union or political operatives?

Posted on 30 August 2012 by Content Manager

Queensland Police Union President Ian Levers has revealed he stands for a police state ready to dictate policy to government, over-regulate law-abiding citizens and deny the Australian population the right to speak up.Mr Leavers believes the force he...

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Greens show their true colours

Posted on 28 August 2012 by Content Manager

The failure of the Australian Greens to support a motion protecting bird sanctuaries in the Gippsland area has unveiled the hypocrisy of the so called ‘environmental’ party.In attempting to stand up for Australian obligations protecting m...

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Shooting: effective, proven pest control

Posted on 20 August 2012 by Content Manager

Shooting is an effective pest control program, a fact borne out by a Pestsmart project that targeted foxes over a five-year period.In an 8500ha area of mixed rural, peri-rural and urban land on the NSW South Coast, shooting was the primary means of s...

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Stopping the destruction of farmland

Posted on 15 August 2012 by Content Manager

Agricultural land in NSW is under attack by the extreme Greens, and it is time to get rid of laws that are destroying our ability to feed ourselves in the future.The Shooters and Fishers Party will introduce a Bill to NSW Parliament to repeal the Nat...

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Duck hunting legislation on the table

Posted on 15 August 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party yesterday tabled legislation to legalise duck and quail hunting in NSW, overturning a ban on what was once a strong part of our hunting culture.Robert Brown MLC introduced the Game and Feral Animal Control Further Amend...

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Americans, guns and the common good

Posted on 7 August 2012 by Content Manager

The gun control debate is raging again in the US, without much joy for the antis. Gun sales are up and gun-control laws have been relaxed. From an Australian perspective, it might be hard to work out why, because we live in a country with strict...

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Find us at the Boat Show!

Posted on 2 August 2012 by Content Manager

Catch up with the Shooters and Fishers Party at the Sydney International Boat Show between today and Monday.We’re manning a stand there, so come and say g’day and learn more about the issues affecting fishing, boating and other outdoors a...

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Howard's anti-gun opinion is out of line

Posted on 2 August 2012 by Content Manager

Former Prime Minister John Howard’s comments about gun control in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald were little more than self-aggrandisement that added nothing to the debate about gun laws.Mr Howard implies he singlehandedly turned aroun...

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ABC-TV, pigdogging and Clover Moore

Posted on 19 July 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Brown yesterday accused ABC-TV of using a story on Queensland pig dogging to promote Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore's upcoming election campaign.He said the program had no relevance to New South Wales, and is sim...

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Hunters do not disperse feral animals

Posted on 13 July 2012 by Content Manager

Evidence contradicts claims by the Invasive Species Council  that hunters scare away feral animals. Andrew Cox of the Invasive Species Council told ABC's Lateline that hunters in national parks would make the job of pest control harder but he pr...

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The Greens and ALP falling out

Posted on 11 July 2012 by Content Manager

The ALP has seen the Greens for the extremists that they are. 2GB's Alan Jones interviewed the ALP's Sam Dastyari about why Labor is looking at dumping its former partner in parliament.Jones also talks with others, including the man who was set upon...

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FAQs: Hunting in National Parks

Posted on 5 July 2012 by Content Manager

Many shooters are asking the Shooters and Fishers Party about Conservation Hunting in National Parks, especially after the activities of the Greens, the National Parks Association and others that have sown incorrect information.So to clarify things,...

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Assault, abuse, spitting: the Green way

Posted on 2 July 2012 by Content Manager

SFP MLC Robert Borsak calls on Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann to apologise to the lone protester, Andrew*, who was set upon, spat on and bashed by some of her henchman at a protest in Wahroonga yesterday.While Ms Faehrmann stirred up the crowd with anti-...

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Queensland’s brave new National Parks

Posted on 28 June 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party congratulates Queensland Premier Campbell Newman on his determination to tear down the greenwashed walls of his state’s National Parks and open them up for a range of legitimate, valuable and sustainable activitie...

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Shooters and Fishers Party builds in WA

Posted on 26 June 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party is rapidly establishing a presence in Western Australia, packing more than 100 people into the venue for the new branch’s formation meeting last weekend.The meeting was held to elect a steering committee to guide...

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Moratorium needed now on new National Parks

Posted on 25 June 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, Robert Borsak, today called on the NSW Government to impose a moratorium on the declaration of any new National Parks in the State until after the Public Land Use Inquiry is finalised.He said he was surprised to learn...

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Hunting law is a historic victory

Posted on 22 June 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party last night celebrated a historic victory for NSW after the State Government passed legislation that will allow licensed volunteer Conservation Hunters to hunt in National Parks.“We’ve had a big win,” S...

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Hunting in National Parks is a victory for conservation

Posted on 14 June 2012 by Content Manager

Legislation introduced today allowing hunting in NSW National Parks will provide genuine, measurable benefits to the people of New South Wales, to the State’s economy and to the environment, all at minimal cost to taxpayers.Licensed, trained an...

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Join us for WA formation meeting

Posted on 6 June 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party will elect a steering committee at a formation meeting for its new Western Australian division, and invites members and prospective members to take part in Fremantle on Saturday, 23 June.“The people on this commit...

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Conservation Hunters win access to National Parks

Posted on 30 May 2012 by Content Manager

Conservation Hunters will have access to NSW National Parks, and the State will introduce a new adaptive model of duck and quail management before the end of the year, after Premier Barry O’Farrell today acknowledged his support for bills intro...

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Review of regulations for the Game Council

Posted on 29 May 2012 by Content Manager

You may have heard or seen some negative publicity generated by David Shoebridge from the Greens, and from a range of extremist Animal Rights organisations, concerning the review of the Regulations for the Game and Feral Animal Control Act. This five...

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NSW follows Tassie into Green desolation

Posted on 28 May 2012 by Content Manager

Tasmania is the home of the Greens. Its unemployment is going up and its government is making tough budget cuts. 3 million of its 6.8 million hectares are now reserves, with more to come. The war against its forestry industry is almost won. The econo...

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Ads drum up opposition to Ammo Bill

Posted on 24 May 2012 by Content Manager

In our bid to stop the Firearm Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill from going through, the Shooters and Fishers Party and Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) joined forces to run advertisements in various rural newspapers over the past f...

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Flawed ammo bill almost in

Posted on 22 May 2012 by Content Manager

NSW shooters now seem certain to get the rough end of the stick when the O'Farrell Government's ammunition law goes back to the lower house today, where it is likely to be voted in.The controversial bill, which even the Greens' firearms spokesman adm...

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NSW Government passes Ammo Bill

Posted on 9 May 2012 by Content Manager

The Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Permits) Bill and attendant Regulation 2012 was passed by NSW Parliament yesterday in a deal between the Coalition and the Greens ... to do over the law abiding firearm owners of this State.Shooters should be concer...

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Public land management is finally under review

Posted on 23 April 2012 by Content Manager

NSW Parliament has launched an Inquiry into the Management of Public Land in New South Wales, something the Shooters and Fishers Party has long been calling for.The inquiry will report on the use of public land including State Forests and National Pa...

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The Gun Debate - who are the real victims?

Posted on 31 March 2012 by Content Manager

Law-abiding citizens and small-business owners are being hurt by the fumbling and ineffective attempts of politicians and senior police in WA to get tough on crimes that barely rate a mention in the state’s statistics.There has been a lot said...

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Police Commissioner’s ‘care’ hides an unwanted agenda

Posted on 23 March 2012 by Content Manager

The WA Police Commissioner is disguising an anti-democratic agenda as concern for the “comfort” of the community, as revealed in his opinion piece for The West Australian newspaper on 12 March.In trying to justify laws that would limit th...

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Police bust puts final nail in Government Ammo Bill

Posted on 22 March 2012 by Content Manager

The Government wishes to reduce the incidence of drive-by shootings in Sydney – a sentiment supported by all. However the Government mistakenly believes that stricter controls on the sale of ammunition by licensed firearms dealers will somehow...

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Major parties challenged on Sydney's gun crime

Posted on 15 March 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party has challenged the Coalition and Opposition to get fair dinkum in addressing Sydney's gun crime, and back its Legislation introduced into State Parliament today to make it a separate crime to use a firearm in a crime.Th...

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Shooters and Fishers Party to take on WA

Posted on 14 March 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party will take on Western Australia’s entrenched anti-shooting politics by re-establishing a branch in the State and contesting the next election.Both major parties in Western Australia are now threatening to introduce...

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Ad campaign targets ammo Bill

Posted on 3 March 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party has run an advertising campaign in a number of regional newspapers, opposing the Coalition Government’s Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012.The campaign called for law abiding firearm owners to take...

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Resource for writing letters on the Ammunition Control Bill

Posted on 28 February 2012 by Content Manager

Debate on the Firearms Act (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012 was adjourned on Wednesday night in the Legislative Council, and it cannot be debated again until at least 6 March when the House sits again.This gives us more time to intensify the pressure o...

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Urgent! Action needed today!

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Content Manager

Apologies for the late notice – this message is particularly relevant to Newcastle and Lower Hunter firearm owners and relates to the Government's latest move to restrict your activities.John McKenzie has managed to put enough pressure on Tim O...

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Environmental protesters

Posted on 24 February 2012 by Content Manager

Today I raise what appears to be a problem in the law and how it relates to anyone who claims to be an environmental protester. Our south-eastern forests contain miles and miles of native hardwood timbers which have been harvested, and probably re-ha...

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Update on ammunition legislation

Posted on 23 February 2012 by Content Manager

The flood of protest calls made by firearms owners to local members of Parliament, over the Government/Green Bill to impose further controls on the sale of ammunition, has caused at least a temporary halt to debate on the legislation.The Government b...

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Eco 'worriers' continue dangerous protests

Posted on 20 February 2012 by Content Manager

Anti-logging protesters continue to endanger themselves and forestry workers as they try to stop a legal, sustainable and important industry in NSW.Often repeat offenders, these dangerous and abusive self-styled ‘protectors’ of the enviro...

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Proposed new ammunition laws have already failed in SA

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Borsak said yesterday the Government's proposed changes to ammunition laws have already failed in South Australia.He said it was unfortunate the Government did not consult with us about their changes."We could ha...

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Major parties challenged on Sydney's gun crime

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party has challenged the Coalition and Opposition to get fair dinkum in addressing Sydney's gun crime, and back its Legislation introduced into State Parliament on Monday day to make it a separate crime to use a firearm in a...

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Democracy for sale

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, Robert Borsak, says the State Government's new electoral funding laws, passed by a deal with the Greens last night, are an attack on small parties like the Shooters and Fishers Party.He said the Legislation limits and...

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National Parks need to stop poisoning animals

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, Robert Borsak, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service should dump its helicopter gunships and indiscriminate poisoning approach to feral animal control and adopt more effective practical solutions.Mr Borsak said...

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Gun control lobby must face facts: Firearm theft rate is falling

Posted on 1 February 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, the Hon. Robert Borsak said today that firearm theft is decreasing in NSW as the ownership of firearms rises, contrary to the misleading claims of the Greens and the so-called National Coalition for Gun Control.He said...

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Forestry protesters not only abusive but dangerous

Posted on 27 January 2012 by Content Manager

The NSW forest industry is heavily regulated and operates legally and sustainably in our State Forests. They create jobs and conserve the environment and wildlife habitat, yet they are harassed and hindered by a small group of rude, offensive, recalc...

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The farce of the National Coalition for Gun Control

Posted on 25 January 2012 by Content Manager

This is a speech given in Parliament by Robert Borsak on the National Coalition for Gun Control in June 2011. Now seems a good time to remind everyone of the kind of people who want to end law-abiding firearm ownership. Not only do they lie, they are...

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Greens accept firearm ownership as legitimate

Posted on 24 January 2012 by Content Manager

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, the Hon. Robert Brown, today welcomed what he said was the belated acceptance by the Greens of the legitimacy of private ownership of firearms.He said however, the Greens firearms spokesman David Shoebridge, now wants...

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Greens vow to impose three-gun limit

Posted on 23 January 2012 by Content Manager

Three guns will be the most you can own under new legislation the Greens have vowed to introduce to NSW this year."It is simply wrong that individuals can accumulate an unlimited number of deadly weapons, with next to no scrutiny of their need for th...

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SSAA slams un-Australian proposal

Posted on 21 January 2012 by Content Manager

The Sporting Shooters Association says proposed changes to NSW electoral funding laws are undemocratic and un-Australian, and would damage the organisation’s efforts to represent their members.“The changes are seen as a blatant attempt to...

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NPWS is deaf to international expertise

Posted on 19 January 2012 by Content Manager

Hawaii is proving that volunteer hunters are an effective and often essential tool in conservation management, and a paper published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature shows how feral pigs are being removed with the help of hun...

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A cynical law to choke your SFP

Posted on 18 January 2012 by Content Manager

The NSW Government is proposing legislation that will cut off essential funding from smaller political parties, such as the Shooters and Fishers Party. This is an edited version of a speech given today by the Hon. John Tingle to parliament during the...

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Top conservationist backs game hunting

Posted on 16 January 2012 by Content Manager

Ian Player, a major figure in wildlife preservation, has put his weight behind hunting as a conservation measure, and says a game reserve that auctioned off a rhino hunt would be a "new frontier in conservation".Hunters "have played a big role in the...

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SFP slams dismissal of duck season benefits

Posted on 10 January 2012 by Content Manager

The Shooters and Fishers Party has hit back at comments by a government agronomist that dismiss the re-introduction of a duck season to help control waterbird numbers.The ABC on Friday quoted NSW Department of Primary Industries agronomist John Fowle...

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Conservationist lies exposed ... again!

Posted on 9 January 2012 by Content Manager

Five of the state’s most prominent conservation groups have invented extraordinary lies that make good and sustainable land use sound like environmental destruction on a massive scale.They claim “a vast area of native bushland in NSW,&rdq...

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Duck mitigation's failure

Posted on 6 January 2012 by Content Manager

NSW rice farmers have been devastated by a plague of ducks that were allowed to thrive under mismanagement by the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Service, according to Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Borsak.“The current NPWS-imp...

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Beating the police on gun ban

Posted on 23 December 2011 by Content Manager

Here's a win for shooters in WA! it took a lot of legal argument (and money) to overturn a ban that wasn't even legally enforceable.The Shooters and Fishers Party wants to see an end to gun laws that allow interpretation and personal whim of the Poli...

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NSW fails on pest control: Time to let hunters help

Posted on 23 December 2011 by Content Manager

State of the Environment reports show how pest control is failing and why it needs the aid of hunters, yet the Shooters and Fishers Party is still fighting against blinkered politics that will not consider a cost-efficient and effective contribution...

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Steve Lee's "Life is Good (the Hickok45 Song)"

Posted on 21 December 2011 by Content Manager

Musician and dedicated shooter Steve Lee made his latest video for the song Life Is Good (the Hickok45 Song) while in Nashville a few months back with a good friend, Hickok45, who has his own successful YouTube gun channel. As Steve says, "The song a...

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Holland to liberalise hunting laws?

Posted on 20 December 2011 by Content Manager

The Netherlands will decentralise responsibility for wildlife management andopen up hunting opportunities under a new Nature Act its government isattempting to put into action.Henk Bleker, the country's Deputy Minister for Agriculture, has put forwar...

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Anger over government approval of illegal wind farms

Posted on 16 December 2011 by Content Manager

A submission against the O'Farrell Government's rubber stamping of the construction of 18 illegal wind farms across NSW under its own version of the controversial Part 3A planning laws will be handed over to the NSW Planning Minister by Dr. Alan Watt...

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