Letter to the Editor- Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party puts regional Victoria last
It was disappointing to see the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party side with Labor and The Greens at the New South Wales Murray by-election.
While claiming to put the best interests of country people first, SFFP stood hand-in-hand with parties that would prefer to see the end of industries vital to our rural and regional communities, choosing to preference Labor ahead of The Nationals and to ‘put the Nats last’ – even ahead of The Greens.
In Victoria, Labor and The Greens have worked to starve our major forestry employers in East Gippsland of timber supply in an effort to create the Great Forest National Park by stealth.
If the SFFP preference Labor and The Greens at the next Victorian State Election, then we can likely expect to see fishing with hooks banned, more national parks with less access for recreational users and fewer rights for lawful gun owners.
The SFFP is clearly more interested in getting jobs for themselves, than representing the best interests of country people.
The Nationals will always put regional Victorians first.
We won't side with Labor and The Greens whose policies threaten timber industry jobs and the rights of recreational shooters and farmers.
The SFFP have shown they don’t stand for the best interests of rural and regional Victorians.