Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact
NitroExpress.com: Shooters and Fishers Party to set up in NT

View recent messages : 24 hours | 48 hours | 7 days | 14 days | 30 days | 60 days | More Smilies


*** Enjoy NitroExpress.com? Participate and join in. ***

Organisations & Associations >> Shooters & Fishers Party

Pages: 1
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 33679
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Shooters and Fishers Party to set up in NT
      #220974 - 06/12/12 12:30 AM

Media Release 6th Dec 2012

Shooters and Fishers Party to set up in NT

The Shooters and Fishers Party hosted four-wheel drivers, primary producers, sporting clubs and tourism operators, as well as hunters and fishers, as it outlined plans to establish itself in the Northern Territory.

After very encouraging results in the NT during the last Federal election, the SFP is confident it can challenge for seats during the next Territory election.

“Access to public lands and waterways is always the biggest issue that we have in NSW and this is common right around Australia these days,” keynote speaker Robert Borsak, an SFP MLC in the NSW Parliament, said at the formation meeting held last weekend at the Sporting Shooters Association’s Micket Creek Shooting Complex outside Darwin.

“We have had some decisive wins, with NSW hunters gaining access to National Parks and State Forests, and in slowing the progression of Marine Parks, but it will be up to NT members to decide what the most urgent local issues are here.

“These access issues affect many different user groups including hunters, anglers, four-wheel drivers and campers – so it was fantastic to have all of these groups represented at the NT formation meeting,” Mr Borsak said.

The SFP’s Western Australian branch was registered last month after more than 600 members joined the party in this year alone. The party now aims to repeat that in the Northern Territory, where similar issues confronting outdoor users are encouraging them to seek direct political representation at the Territory level.

Local SFP coordinator Martin Reinhold highlighted the party’s NT electoral successes in the 2010 Federal election and said it could capitalise on the interest shown in certain areas. He also discussed how the SFP could effectively distribute preferences to the major parties.

One of the 2010 polling booths, Humpty Doo, returned almost 15% of the primary vote to the SFP, a point hammered home to the meeting attendees.

“NT locals have told us that they appreciate our attention to protecting their ‘NT lifestyle’, especially when it comes to outdoor activities like fishing and hunting,” Mr Reinhold said.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
Govt get out of our lives NOW!
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1



Extra information
0 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:   

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 1550

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us NitroExpress.com

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5


Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact


Copyright 2003 to 2011 - all rights reserved