Shooters & Fishers betray working class voters again

The Shooters and Fishers look set to betray their working class supporters yet again by passing a law to give  businesses 2 votes in local government.Robert Brown Shooters Party MLC

These laws will give business greater control over larger Councils and eventually lead to a reduction of services offered to the public. Instead of a philosophy of Councils as public authorities who are there for the public good, we will see Councils run as ‘business units’  which charge higher fees and provide less public services.

The question could well become will you be able to afford to go to your local swimming pool?

The overwhelming majority of people who vote for the Shooters and Fishers come from the working class electorates. For example in the 2011 NSW Election the Shooters and Fishers share of the Upper House Vote was 3.6%.

Yet in the working class Electorate of Cessnock  their Upper House vote was over double the state average at 7.5%. In the Upper Hunter it was even greater with three times the State average  at 11.7%.

Conversely in the more wealthy areas in the cities such as in Newcastle their vote was 1.8% and in Sydney it was just one half of 1%.

Do the people who vote for the Shooters and Fishers know that their Party is actively making local government less democratic? Do they know that their Party is watering down workers compensation laws?

James Ryan

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