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Population growth - what is being done?

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Robert Borsak

What is our Government doing to prepare for such growth by way of infrastructure, facilities and, more importantly, food?The Hon. Robert Borsak asked the question before last year’s Federal election. With a new election being called for WA&rsqu...

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Hunting is our culture

Posted on 31 January 2014 by Robert Borsak

Hunting is a part of my culture. It’s a part of Australian culture. And we won’t allow the Greens’ cultural bigotry to take away the rights of Australians to provide food for their families and communities.The return of State Forest...

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Help us hit big targets for NSW in 2015

Posted on 8 January 2014 by Robert Borsak

The Shooters and Fishers Party will once again contest the NSW State Election in 2015, and we have set some BIG goals!At the 2003 NSW Election the Shooters and Fishers Party received approximately 75,000 votes. In 2007 that number increased to more t...

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Bushfire Hazard Reduction

Posted on 16 December 2013 by Robert Borsak

The need for ongoing and expanded hazard reduction burns has become obvious to almost everyone after the disastrous start to the NSW fire season, but still there is not nearly enough being done to stave off the risk to people and their properties. In...

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O'Farrell goes Green

Posted on 18 November 2013 by Robert Borsak

I know many shooting clubs have been anxiously awaiting news about the opening of applications for the new round of funding grants under the MACOSC scheme – unfortunately, it seems shooters have again been “done over” by the Governm...

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Rhino protection: why trade is the answer

Posted on 11 November 2013 by Robert Borsak

Rhinos are in grave danger from poaching, with criminal syndicates putting them at risk of extinction. The military response is not working. Can the lessons from the legalised, regulated crocodile trade point the way to saving Africa's rhinoceroses?"...

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Have your say: NSW Firearms Registry review

Posted on 4 November 2013 by Robert Borsak

Dear Shooters, Hunters, Collectors and the Firearms Industry,The NSW Police Minister officially announced on Tuesday last week that Deloitte was conducting a review of the NSW Firearms Registry, and that stakeholders would have an opportunity to have...

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Foxes: pests, not pets

Posted on 4 November 2013 by Robert Borsak

The growing disconnect between the real world and out-of-touch Australians is being exacerbated by the rise of deluded groups like Sydney Fox Rescue, a charity that not only finds homes for ‘abandoned’ foxes but has been supported by orga...

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Hunters are the true eco-tourists

Posted on 12 September 2013 by Robert Borsak

Griffith University tells us, “While tourism has traditionally relied on the environment, today it is increasingly contributing to environmental conservation.” Hunters are already miles ahead on that score.The International Conference on...

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Newsletter: State Forest hunting, Fisheries review, Federal election

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Robert Borsak

Game Council abolition and hunting in State Forests Following the unilateral and unwarranted decision by the Premier shut down the Game Council and suspend hunting in State Forests, we have been working to have the situation restored as quickly as po...

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Corruption, negligence and firearm data security

Posted on 22 August 2013 by Robert Borsak

Corrupt police were among 16,000 people who had free access to the names, addresses and firearm details of every law-abiding firearm owner in NSW, a situation that has put lives at risk and almost certainly given criminal networks a “shopping l...

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Police negligence feeds illegal gun trade

Posted on 31 July 2013 by Robert Borsak

Police negligence is fuelling a recent spike in the theft of firearms, leaving firearm owners at great risk of becoming the victims of professional criminals.A police whistle blower has confirmed that the names, addresses and firearm ownership detail...

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Auditor General exposes NPWS failures on heritage

Posted on 29 May 2013 by Robert Borsak

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Borsak has commended the NSW Auditor General for exposing the fact that heritage sites around the State are at risk of being lost because the National Parks and Wildlife Service has targeted too many sites for pr...

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The Big Two and the Greens do us over

Posted on 1 May 2013 by Robert Borsak

It may have passed unnoticed but last week, a Bill went through Federal Parliament with the support of the Coalition, Labor and the Greens that increased the candidate nomination fee from the existing $500 per candidate to ... get this … $2,00...

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Protest reinforces how wrong the antis are

Posted on 19 April 2013 by Robert Borsak

Yesterday’s politically motivated anti-hunting rally in Sydney attracted no more than 1000 people, according to the ABC and police we spoke to on the ground, half the number claimed by optimistic organisers. It was a pitiful turnout after all t...

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NSW Government scorecard

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Robert Borsak

Hunters, Fishers and Shooters,What with Silverdale and almost every 100-metre and above range in the state closed to 90% of shooters wanting to visit, one has to ask, what score would the shooters, hunters and fishers of NSW give the O'Farrell Govern...

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Restore balance to the land

Posted on 4 March 2013 by Robert Borsak

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC, Robert Borsak, says recent Party efforts to restore some balance, particularly to environment, land use and firearms debate in NSW are making some of the state’s extreme green groups more spiteful than ever.&ldqu...

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Boycott Fairfax Media

Posted on 31 January 2013 by Robert Borsak

Hunters, shooters and their industry must boycott all Fairfax Media publications, and refuse to purchase products from Fairfax advertisers, after the media group reached an intolerable level of anti-hunting bias.“Do not buy any Fairfax national...

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Gun rights: Australia’s fight

Posted on 22 January 2013 by Robert Borsak

American shooters are right to think Obama has to be fought at all costs. He has nothing good in mind for gun owners, hunters and shooters.The assertion that Australian gun laws have ‘saved’ 200 lives a year is just balderdash. This is de...

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Time to re-think conservation, says Borsak

Posted on 5 December 2012 by Robert Borsak

Tim Flannery agrees current conservation methods are a failure, a point hunters have been making for years. In his latest essay, After the Future: Australia’s New Extinction Crisis, he argues that we need to take an active role in managing the...

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Hunting and fishing rights must be guaranteed: Borsak

Posted on 27 November 2012 by Robert Borsak

The fact that hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are a political issue, and that they do not have bipartisan support in NSW politics, is exactly why the NSW Constitution should protect the rights of its citizens to enjoy them.“It is vi...

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ACT should let hunters in

Posted on 21 November 2012 by Robert Borsak

The ACT Government paints a farcical picture of park rangers patrolling the territory’s borders against armed raids by NSW hunters as it plays the politics of damning Conservation Hunting.“NSW has allowed hunters in areas close to the ACT...

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Investigation into sound moderators on firearms

Posted on 20 November 2012 by Robert Borsak

Sound moderators should be legalised as a matter of public health and safety, but the misguided perception that they are used by criminals continues to prevent Australia from enjoying their many benefits.An Australian report published recently highli...

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Facts about sound moderators

Posted on 13 November 2012 by Robert Borsak

Governments and police around Australia refuse to consider the legalisation of sound moderators for firearms, particularly sporting longarms. The ban on suppressors, as they're also known, is based on nothing but Hollywood fantasy.In any other situat...

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Hunting in National Parks

Posted on 25 October 2012 by Robert Borsak

The following adjournment speech was made by Robert Borsak MLC in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday:I inform the House that for the first time an economic value can be put on the work of volunteer conservation hunters, who remove game and feral a...

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Important meeting: SFP in the NT

Posted on 18 October 2012 by Robert Borsak

Whether you’re a Hunter, Shooter, Fisher, Boater, 4 Wheel Drive enthusiast or Camper, we’ve all suffered increasing restrictions on our outdoor activities and way of life.Instead of making sensible and balanced public land management deci...

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Independent Assessment Panel recommendations

Posted on 16 October 2012 by Robert Borsak

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Borsak today gave the Government recommendations for membership of the four stakeholder groups on the permanent Independent Assessment Panel set up under the Restart NSW Fund Act 2011.To see the full statement, c...

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No need for tighter gun laws

Posted on 9 October 2012 by Robert Borsak

As NSW begins a review of its firearms laws, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: We do not need stricter laws on gun ownership.“Trends in crime do not justify it,” Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Borsak said.“The numbe...

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New Land Services initiative welcomed

Posted on 8 October 2012 by Robert Borsak

NSW farmers and landowners should be better off under a restructured system of services, and the Shooters and Fishers Party congratulates the NSW Government on its announcement of the new Local Land Services.The change should make life easier for our...

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Hatred and violence: Greens' selective rejection

Posted on 18 September 2012 by Robert Borsak

The Shooters and Fishers Party challenges The Greens to prove they really do reject messages of hatred and violence in our community by condemning the dangerous and antisocial behaviour of forestry protesters.Will The Greens also rail against the thr...

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Hunting and the Greenwashing campaign

Posted on 13 September 2012 by Robert Borsak

Hunting and hunters are making good progress towards fair laws in NSW, but we can never let our guard down because we are still attacked by people who will do anything to stop us.Greens MLC Cate Faerhmann has had another swipe at law-abiding hunters,...

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Vale Dudley Nichol

Posted on 13 September 2012 by Robert Borsak

Today I pay tribute to shooter, hunting guide, bushman, family man extraordinaire and mate, Dudley Nichol, of Canberra. Dudley died suddenly a couple of weeks ago. The shooting and hunting fraternity has lost a great colleague and friend. I am proud...

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