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Barry O’Farrell can’t duck the shooters | #NSWpol #AusUnions

THE state’s infrastructure projects have been put in jeopardy because of a stalemate over duck hunting.

Laws allowing the $4 billion leasing of Port Botany and Port Kembla, which would help fund major road and rail projects in NSW, are off the agenda in the upper house after a breakdown in negotiations with the powerful Shooters and Fishers Party.

Crossbench MPs Robert Borsak and Robert Brown were set to support the leasing bill this week but were told the government was stalling on a deal to allow the Game Council to issue licences to kill game birds on private land.

via Barry O’Farrell can’t duck the shooters | thetelegraph.com.au.

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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