20th Election loss. Liberals finished?

November 28, 2006

The Liberals loss in Victoria was the twentieth loss for Coalition parties, in State/Territory elections, since 1996. It is clear that State Coalitions have been “on the nose”, with many believing their decline can be traced back directly to the 1996 anti-gun laws. Read the rest of this entry »


Victorian Elections: Success for Gun Owners!

November 28, 2006

Good news out of the election for the Combined Firearms Council of Victoria.Some of you might think that shooters didn’t do all that well out of the election. In fact we’ve done very well. Read the rest of this entry »

Fishing Vs Shooters Parties

November 27, 2006

Shooters Party MP Robert Brown is chasing the fishing vote. Just about every newsletter he issues now mentions fishing. However, he is quite a latecomer. There is already a Fishing Party and it does not think much of the idea of another party pinching its votes.

This is what the Fishing Party’s Chairman Bob Smith had to say about who to vote for in the NSW election in March: Read the rest of this entry »

Labor’s hunting policy in Victoria

November 26, 2006

Labor has been re-elected in Victoria with a policy on hunting that is relatively good by Australian standards. It is certainly far better than the Labor government’s policy in NSW.

It even contains implied criticism of the former Liberal government for introducing restrictive gun laws, referring to John Howard’s “I hate guns” imposition. However, it does not promise to do anything about those restrictions.

To read the policy, click here.  Victorian ALP hunting and 4WD policy

Nationals and Shooters Party snipe at each other

November 26, 2006

The Shooters Party and National Party in NSW have been taking pot-shots at each other as a result of comments by Nationals leader Andrew Stoner about the safety of hunting in state forests.
The following exchange of emails makes interesting reading. Also interesting is the anti-Liberal/National comment by Robert Borsak which he makes in the context of Labor’s hunting policy in Victoria.  Borsak is Vice-Chairman of the Shooters Party.  Read the rest of this entry »

State Libs/Nats in decline after Gun Laws.

November 20, 2006

Much has been written regarding the parlous state of Coalition Parties in the States and Territories. It is clear that State Coalitions have been “on the nose” since 1996.

When John Howard forced the States to accept his ill-conceived gun bans, he said, “I know many Australians will not agree with these laws, but you can show your contempt at the ballot box.” That was following the Australian Police Ministers Conference in Canberra on May 10th 1996. Since none of those Police Ministers are now in Government, is it time to demand that the “National Firearms Agreement” be overturned? Read the rest of this entry »

John Howard’s “annus horribilus”…

November 20, 2006

The year of 2006 will possibly go down as the worst yet for Australian Prime Minister John Howard, as he comes under inceasing pressure, both from within his party and from media pundits, to review and adjust many of his long-held beliefs. Read the rest of this entry »