Se­nate can­di­date comes to town

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

SE­NATE can­di­date and vice chair­man of the Aus­tralian Fish­ing and Life­style Party, Daniel McCarthy, was in Air­lie Beach last week on the elec­tion cam­paign trail.

Mr McCarthy caught up with Fish D’Vine coowner and Whit­sun­day coun­cil­lor Kevin Collins, who was a found­ing mem­ber of the party and a se­nate can­di­date him­self in 2004.

“It was ac­tu­ally Kevin’s pref­er­ences that put se­na­tor Barn­aby Joyce into the se­nate for the first time,” Mr McCarthy said.

Mr McCarthy said he was also here to spread the mes­sage about what the party stood for in rep­re­sent­ing recre­ational and com­mer­cial fish­ing and ap­pro­pri­ate en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion.

“We need to have vi­able com­mer­cial fish­eries, but they need to be ex­actly that – vi­able – and we need to have recre­ational fish­ing that’s well man­aged.”

Mr McCarthy said he was over­whelmed with the pos­i­tive sup­port both here and in other ar­eas of Queens­land and he claimed the party was def­i­nitely “in the fight”.

“Which­ever party forms Govern­ment, we’ll be able to work with them to en­sure that our fish­ing is­sues state and na­tion­wide don’t sim­ply get swept un­der the car­pet,” he said.

IN TOWN: Se­nate can­di­date Daniel McCarthy was in Air­lie Beach last week, cam­paign­ing for the Aus­tralian Fish­ing and Life­style Party

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