Victoria's duck shooting- why?

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Victoria's duck shooting- why?
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:11:45 +0000
In this debate it is worth remembering that there are two upper house and
now also - for deity's sake - a lower house member of the NSW Government
from the Shooters and Fishers Party.  So politicians' fears of losing their
seats to gun enthusiasts are not simply paranoia.

Martin Butterfield

On 20 March 2017 at 14:38, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> 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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> > Subject: [Birding-Aus] Victoria's duck shooting- why?
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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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