Let’s talk about working for the regions Deputy Premier
Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party MP, Roy Butler says it’s time to stop trying to earn political points and start working together for the future of regional NSW.
“At The Nationals conference the Deputy Premier spoke about the need to fight for our regional communities, and to not apologise for fighting to protect regional and rural NSW’s voice in Parliament.
“We’re in the same fight, we want to secure a future for our rural and regional communities. As I said in my inaugural speech I will work across political divides to solve problems and make decisions that will improve our collective future and most importantly our children’s future,” Mr Butler said.
With a shared goal of supporting regional NSW, Mr Butler has been able to form positive working relationships with a number of Coalition members across the roads, water, agriculture and social services portfolios.
“It’s disappointing that the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales hasn’t taken up the offer of working with me.
“Deputy Premier, if you’re committed to fighting for the regions, let’s work together and get on with the job,” Mr Butler said.
While our communities are in the fight of their lives, facing the worst drought in history, Mr Butler said it was baffling that the Deputy Premier has used his time to attack the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party.
“The Shooters Fishers and Farmers are not a party of protest, as the Deputy Premier described us as.
“We are a party that is fighting for the people of regional NSW.
“We are a party that has grown from the Shooters Party first established in 1992 to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, the fifth largest political party in Australia.
“The people of Barwon, Murray and Orange voted for us as they wanted representation in Macquarie Street. For too long they felt their voices hadn’t been heard. For too long they watched government investment and services decline in their towns.
“This year in Barwon they made the historic decision to vote for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party. A party that would fight for their future.”