In The Daily Examiner letters column on 7 March 2011:
The Manning River Times reports the Shooters and Fishers Party have wasted no time in taking advantage of the balance of power in the state's upper house, now held by elephant shooter, Robert Borsak and Previous MLA, Robert Brown.
According to the article, Warwick Murray, a local shooters' representative, is reported as saying: "We're keen to see shooting made a larger sport in schools", and also pushing for hunting to be allowed in national parks.
It is clear that the obnoxious Shooters Party Bill, which was rejected by the previous Labor Government, that would have allowed the shooting of a range of native animal and birds, as well as feral species, in national Parks using guns, bows and arrows, and packs of dogs, is still squarely on their agenda.
God help us if the Coalition Party is prepared to do deals if it needs their help to introduce its legislation.