Thursday, September 05, 2013

Party Games 48/54 Shooters & Fishers Party

The Shooters and Fishers Party are an outdoors activity party, but compared to the Outdoor Recreation Party's focus on activities involving vehicles, they are more focused on guns and rods. The similarities with the Outdoor Recreation Party are numerous. Support for greater access to national parks for all recreational uses, less protection of marine areas, and less restrictions on gun ownership are all there.

They do stand out on their own in a few ways. With their support of the Convention on Biological Diversity they are the first right wing party I've seen that don't view the UN as some sort of boogey man taking away our sovereignty. They do call for a ban on animal liberation based hate campaigning and terrorism (we already have laws against terrorism, making specific laws for the motivation doesn't sit well with me).

On economics matters they are for scrapping the carbon tax and mining tax, they oppose subsidizing renewable energy while cheap fossil fuels exist, and want to see mining keep on expanding.

The Shooters and Fishers Party has senate candidates in all six states and the Northern Territory

twitter: @sfpAustralia

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