NSW Election Analysis

The election outcome in the NSW Legislative Council looks to be as follows:

Labour: 10 continuing plus 9 new = 19 total

Coalition: 7 continuing plus 8 new = 15 total

Greens: 2 continuing plus 2 new = 4 total

Christian Democrats: 1 continuing plus 1 new = 2 total

Shooters: 1 continuing plus 1 new = 2 total

The number of shooter advocates in parliament has not increased as David Oldfield (One Nation NSW) was in the previous parliament along with John Tingle/Robert Brown.

The new Shooters Party seat has been won by Roy Smith, SSAA NSW Executive Officer.

The seat was won at the expense of the Democrats, which are no longer represented in the NSW parliament. That is beneficial to shooters as the Democrats are generally opposed to firearm ownership and hunting.

The Labor government will have a choice between relying on the Greens for a majority, or the Christian Democrats plus Shooters. The Christian Democrats are somewhat sympathetic to shooters although their voting history is mixed and they strongly support the Liberals including John Howard’s gun control initiatives. Nonetheless, they strongly dislike the Greens too so they will side with the Shooters more often than not.

Votes in the Legislative Council will only occasionally be determined by Shooters. The Opposition votes with the government quite regularly, especially on issues that are opposed by the Greens.

Having the ability to overcome Greens opposition is nothing like having the balance of power. Nonetheless, the government will maintain pragmatic working relations with all three of the minor parties. That will mean a few crumbs come their way from time to time, such as funding for pet projects.

All post contibutors to this site welcome the replacement of a Democrat with a Shooter and look forward to reporting on the contribution of Roy Smith and Robert Brown to the restoration of shooters rights over the next four years.

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7 Responses to NSW Election Analysis

  1. Belle Star says:

    Hear Hear. Now at last we have a real shooter in parliament, not a pretender or a brown nose.

  2. ChrisPer says:

    Dear me! What a crappy comment, Belle Star. A real shooter – does this mean ‘as opposed to an effective one’?

  3. Aubrey Sonnenberg says:

    Bloody good show that we could get 2 shooting reps in, where else in the world is that happening?

    I think we could do more if we unified the other smaller parties under a single “outdoor sports” manifesto. This is where Greens are smart, they have a wide appeal, while ours is by definition too narrow.

  4. Belle Star says:

    Yeah, real and effective, so far we have had neither, but I reckon our Roy will be both, just you watch, this guy is a doer not groveller.

  5. Willy says:

    “”””This is where Greens are smart, they have a wide appeal, while ours is by definition too narrow.”””””

    the greens are more lucky than smart, it just happens that a lot of the garbage they push appeals to an ignorant and frightened society who cant see that they are being lied to almost all the time.

  6. Belle Star says:

    Onya Willy, ya right pardner, them greens don’t have to tell the truth like the garden gnome JWH?

  7. Redneck says:

    “I think we could do more if we unified the other smaller parties under a single “outdoor sports” manifesto. This is where Greens are smart, they have a wide appeal, while ours is by definition too narrow.”

    Oh christ, not that one again. Robert Brown is the most arrogant little piggie in the house. He’ll let the wolf blow down the house beofre he’ll play second fiddle to anyone.

    Teh shooter party is stuffed. It’s the SSAA that ran and funded the election. It’s their seat, not the shooters party. If Smith left the party and sat as an independent, he would still be the member for the SSAA.

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