Shooters and fishers taking aim at Labor
THE NSW Labor Party has become more green than the Greens in an attempt to win back voters, claims Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Robert Brown.
Mr Brown and the party bus were in Grafton on Thursday campaigning against ALP leader Luke Foley's plan to establish a koala park on the North Coast.
He said the party's visit to the region was targeted at disrupting the ALP's campaign in the area.
"We want to get a bit of biffo going between us and Labor and the Greens," he said. "Labor has been losing voters to the Greens and - to win them back - has policies that are more green than the Greens."
Mr Brown visited timber mills in the Grafton area yesterday, including Notaras & Sons mill at South Grafton and Big River Timbers at Junction Hill.
He said the Shooters and Fishers were pushing to take back 1.8 million hectares of native forestry in reserves and national parks over the next 30 years.
"This will ensure the future of a sustainable NSW timber industry and the thousands of jobs that go with it," Mr Brown said.
"Communities like Grafton don't need another national park - they need employment, which is exactly what the NSW timber industry provides."