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Attention members of The Fishing Party (NSW, Vic, SA and WA)

Please be aware that the Australian Electoral Commission is in the process of random sampling members for confirmation of party membership.

This is a request to return their form ASAP so we can continue to be a Federal registered political party.

New members are welcome to join by downloading the membership forms from www.thefishingparty.info

TFP (and the community) has just helped the Liberals win the seat of Port Stephens in NSW which now sees ALL the NSW marine parks in non-Labor held electorates. Does that tell you something.

Imagine what a dedicated protest vote could do in politics and what sort of a message could be delivered to non listening govts. We can only lead the horses to the water so it is up to you the fisho to help make it drinkable.

The Greens now have 4 Upper House seats in NSW and a new department has taken over the management of Marine and National Parks, Water catchments and threatened species units so NSW needs to get prepared for green payoffs. (and 4 bloody years of it)

Bob Smith

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Thats all fine and its o0o0o and ahh with the Greens holding 4 seats but they have less power now then they did before the election!!!

Not only saying that but TSP doubled or better the nearest single issue/minority party vote (inc the fishing party) to gain another seat in the legislative council as well as the Christian Democrats (both of whom TSP and CD have a hatred for the Greens and Vote against them at most times.)

Here is an article that says it better then I can but the Greens DO NOT hold the balance of power in the upper house and that is a good thing. The Greens even though they have 4 seats are far weaker due to the independents that they use to bully not being re-elected.

Greens Suffer Power Surge.

MATHS has never been a strong point for the NSW Greens.

Even with the use of a solar-powered basic calculator, they haven't yet worked out that the election has not furnished them with more power.

In fact, it has delivered them less. Far less.

Talking about the NSW Upper House can induce immediate sedation. So bear with this, there is a point.

Final counting in the Legislative Council has revealed that Labor will end up with 19 MPs (up one from 2003), the Coalition 15 (up two), the Greens four (up one), Christian Democrats two and the Shooters Party two (up one).

Gone are five micro-parties or independents.

In summary I think we are better off with the Legislative Council we have now then the one we had before the election in regards to outdoor recreation such as hunting, shooting and fishing thanks to the Christian Democrats and TSP.

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It's on again

The Fishing Party

A.B.N: 76 086 236 465

HEAD OFFICE (Federal, NSW State)

11Watts Close


Ph/fax 0265 560338 0432252789

Email: sinali@optusnet.com.au


September 24, 2007

NEWS ITEM for immediate distribution

The Fishing Party gets re-registered in time for supporters to cast an important vote in the Federal Election.

After a lengthy re-registration process the party is now officially registered and legally entitled to endorse candidates in each State and Territory for Senate and House of Assembly positions.

The Fishing Party is an established and recognised minor political party which contested the Senate in Qld and NSW with group tickets at the 2004 Federal Election along with four Lower House seats in NSW.

Robert Smith, the chairman and proposed NSW Senate candidate said “his phones are running hot with other party enquiries” so the party now calls for interested members or persons who may not yet be party affiliates of TFP to be endorsed for the party to get its name on the ballot paper in as many states/territories and electorates as possible. Two Senate candidates in each state are required for a group ticket under The Fishing Party name. The nomination cost is $1,000 per candidate in the Senate and $500 for a seat in the Assembly. “It is surprising what a small group of supporters can achieve in helping any candidate who wants to make a stand about their sport/recreation and it also makes the major parties wary when votes are likely to be swayed. Marginal seats are likely targets for the Assembly, “Mr. Smith stated.

A reported 25% of the population goes fishing annually contributing over $3 billion to the national economy so it’s about time that “Fishing” had some political representation along with having a chance to put a balance to the green anti-fishing agenda being played out in Australian politics. The party has already proved how important “Fishing” votes are when the state seat of Port Stephens was taken from the ALP and how the greens were denied Senate positions in both Qld and NSW in the last Fed election.

Not only would a fishing representative elected be debating and canvassing fishing and recreational matters but there needs to be party involvement on getting a fair outcome on vital necessities/infrastructure for the everyday Australian. A healthy environment makes for a healthy marine resource and a better way of life for all.

Robert is keen to receive calls from interested persons on a confidential basis to discuss the process and requirements needed to get on the ballot paper. Robert can be contacted on 0265560338, 0432252789 or by email: sinali@optusnet.com.au or through the party website www.thefishingparty.info

Robert Smith BM


The Fishing Party

There is an interesting link here for a workshop (past) on Commonwealth recreational fishing rights and Resource allocation > http://www.thefishingparty.info/wst_page8.html

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