Thursday, June 30, 2016

Party Games 52/55 Australian Recreational Fishers Party

Coming out of alphabetical order due to their registration as a party very close to the announcement of the election but after I'd done some pre-planning and made my big long list of parties is the Australian Recreational Fishers Party. I guess they're for the fishers who don't like shooter & farmers. More seriously though, these guys seem a bit to the left the the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, and they're based in Tasmania instead of NSW, so maybe we might see them join forces in the future.

On the fishing front they stand for better support of recreational fishers and a ban on large industrial fishing (I'm not going to pretend I actually know what a super trawler is). On other topics they support the Gonski funding model (did that do anything special for Tasmania?) and the creation of a federal ICAC, and oppose GP co payments and reductions to penalty rates. Those are all ok by me.

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