Victoria's duck shooting- why?

To: 'Chris Lloyd' <>, "" <>
Subject: Victoria's duck shooting- why?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:38:50 +0000
In recent years we came very close to having someone from the Country Alliance 
Party elected to the upper house in Victoria -a gun shop owner. I think it is 
about votes.

Peter Shute

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> There would be few people subscribing to this service who would have much
> truck with duck shooting or any other shooting of native animals for that
> matter. What interests me is why an otherwise relatively progressive
> government backs a such a pursuit in the first place. The cohort involved
> would seem, at face value, to be unlikely to vote for a Labor government.
> While the regionalism of Victoria has similarities with Queensland in that
> there is a working class vote in larger centres like Ballarat and Bendigo this
> would seem somewhat outweighed by the drift of votes from the ALP left to
> the Greens in both the aforementioned and the Melbourne metropolitan
> area. So if the actual electoral gain/pain is arguably ceteris paribus the 
> next
> 'usual suspect' is the power of a lobby group. Now, once again, the
> individualists and 'preppers'  of the huntin', fishin' and shootin' crew are 
> not
> usually natural allies of the party of, allegedly or at least professed,
> collectivist socialist progressives. So who is pulling the strings on this 
> one and
> how much leverage do  they have with Danny Boy and the fun team in Spring
> Street?
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