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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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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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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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SFP sets up inquiry into Coonabarabran bushfires

Posted on 12 December 2013 by Robert Brown

Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Brown will chair an inquiry into the January 2013 Coonabarabran (or Wambelong) bushfires that destroyed more than 50 homes and caused millions of dollars in private and public property damage.He said the inquiry...

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The facts about amendments to the Government Planning Bills

Posted on 4 December 2013 by Robert Brown

The following account about the outcome of the Planning Bills debate is as concise and clear as we can make it. They were complicated bills with about 160 amendments and we know for a fact that many Ministers and Government backbenchers were equally...

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SFP backs Greyhound Racing

Posted on 13 November 2013 by

On Saturday night, November 9th, I had the opportunity to attend the Vic Peters Classic at Wentworth Park Greyhound Track with SFP’s own Robert Borsak along with the Greyhound Owners Group.This is a major event on the NSW Greyhound Racing calen...

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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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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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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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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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Shooters and Fishers Party launches Senate Campaign

Posted on 8 August 2013 by Robert Brown

Shooters and Fishers Party NSW MLC, Robert Brown, has announced the list of SFP Federal Senate Candidates, for all of the States as well as the Northern Territory.“Our Candidates are excited at the prospect of representing their respective Stat...

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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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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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Inquiry into the Management of Public Land in NSW

Posted on 15 May 2013 by Robert Brown

A Parliamentary Committee has tabled its report on the management of public land in New South Wales. The report contains 12 recommendations for Government action.“The Inquiry was an immense undertaking. An extensive body of evidence was gathere...

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Have you had enough of this firewood fiasco?

Posted on 6 May 2013 by Jim Muirhead

You used to be able to get a permit and easy access for firewood, at least before the last Labor/Greens government locked it all up in National Parks.Then, great news: a new Conservative government is elected. Well, what a disappointment that turned...

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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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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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SFP confirms Federal election intentions

Posted on 31 January 2013 by Robert Brown

The Shooters and Fishers Party will run Senate candidates in each State and Territory at the Federal election in September.The only exception may be the ACT, said Robert Brown, one of two NSW Upper House Members of Parliament, when he confirmed the p...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Must-see video on fishing fightback

Posted on 20 July 2012 by

For over two decades there has been an unrelenting, politically driven push for Marine Parks in NSW and indeed all of Australia.John Featherstone from Spearfishing Downunder and FishLife magazines, accepted the invitation to present his views and tho...

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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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1080's cruel, damaging and wasteful legacy

Posted on 16 July 2012 by

Thousands of native, game and feral animals and birds are dying appalling deaths because of the officially endorsed policy of spreading 1080 poison through the Australian bush.An inhumane poison that can takes hours and sometimes days to kill a creat...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HUGE SUPPORT FOR YOUR REPS AFTER TELEGRAPH STORY

Posted on 9 November 2011 by Pete Watman

Robert Brown and Robert Borsak are gaining broader support in NSW as the public response to the Telegraph article shows.Read the full story here and add your comment: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/robert-brown-and-robert-borsa...

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CONSERVATIONISTS CRYING WOLF IN YELLOWSTONE PARK - NEW FREE MOVIE

Posted on 19 October 2011 by Site Admin

This new must-see movie for any true conservationist is free to watch at: http://cryingwolfmovie.comIt's a brave film that exposes the cynical, power and money grabbing conservationists of convenience for what they are: frauds. Watch it car...

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