MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance commends NSW government for scrapping fishery lockouts

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA), a 75,000+ member grassroots public advocacy group representing Australia’s taxpayers, today commended the NSW government for endorsing common sense and scrapping their controversial plan to lock recreational and commercial fishers out of over 8650 hectares of prime fishing zones.

“The ATA has campaigned strongly on this issue.” Said Satya Marar, Director of Policy at the ATA. “This win comes after thousands of civic-minded Australians across New South Wales contacted the state government to voice their concerns. The preservation of our marine life does not necessitate draconian nanny state intrusions which deny ordinary Australians the right to engage in responsible fishing.

“Today’s decision is a win for common-sense, a win for evidence-based policy and most importantly, a win for our fishers and the families and businesses that depend on this industry for their livelihood.”

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