|Previous Names:||Shooters Party
Shooters and Fishers Party
||It’s Your Powerful Voice|
|Themes:||Loosening gun restrictions, recreational access to national parks, promotion of shooting, hunting, fishing and four wheel driving. Conservative. Right wing economic policies. Recent headlines suggest a stronger emphasis on the ‘Farming’ part of their name. Not happy with the Nationals.|
||Upper House: NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Lower House: Burt, Calare, Cowan, Forrest, Gippsland, Hasluck, Mallee, Pearce
|Preferences:||OK, this is a bit ugly. The SFF favour Australian Better Families in every state in which they are running. Mmm, MRAs with guns, just what Australia needs. In Tasmania, this actually means that their how to vote cards aren’t valid, because the ABF candidate is an ungrouped independent, and you can’t vote both above and below the line, so that’s fun. One Nation is in the top three in every state, and the Australian Conservatives are also in the top six on every card. The Liberal Democrats appear three times, The Christian Democrats and the Australian Christians are in the top three in every state they are running in, Sustainable Australia appears twice, and there are guest appearances from the Small Business Party, the DLP, Katter, Rise Up Australia and the UAP.
Interestingly, the Liberals and Nationals appear in their top six only in WA, and the ALP is sixth on their ballot in SA. Either they are expecting a LOT of votes in the other states, or they are VERY confident about their preferences not exhausting. I don’t think this confidence is well-founded.