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#1

Tathradj
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14 June 2018 02:29 pm

I have created this for those who do not wish to discuss nor
have access to Face Book.
If you are a Bush User in Victoria, This is the place you can come
in and discuss the issues.
I will add more as I go.
They need your Help as this has a very serious impact on our Freedom to enjoy our
Healthy Out Door Activities.
Attached is a petition that you can print out, Fill it in and sign it.
Get your friends, Relatives, Any one that can do so then post it in.
Also, Link this to any other Forum as well.
This is the only format that will be accepted.
They will not accept digital petitions, ie; Change.org etc.
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … tition.pdf
.
Make it Happen Folk's.


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Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends.

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RM Outback
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14 June 2018 03:52 pm

Thanks Tathradj thumbsup I'll print sign and post. Are the creators of the Bush User Group going to be involved in this thread or have you willingly volunteered Doug. Sorry for my ignorance I'm just curious as to how updates will be shared.

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Tathradj
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14 June 2018 03:59 pm

Willingly Volunteered. smile
Topic is open for any one.
Wouldn't have it any other way. thumbsup thumbsup


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Aldi, Phantom 4 Pro, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck
of a lot of determination.Not to mention Luck.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends.

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wombat
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15 June 2018 09:23 pm

RM Outback wrote:

Thanks Tathradj thumbsup I'll print sign and post. Are the creators of the Bush User Group going to be involved in this thread or have you willingly volunteered Doug. Sorry for my ignorance I'm just curious as to how updates will be shared.

RM Outback I'll be dropping from time to time to answer any questions.
wombat wink Bush User Goups United Admin


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RM Outback
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15 June 2018 10:20 pm

Thanks for the update Wombat and Tathradj.

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15 June 2018 11:09 pm

Ill print one out and get a few signatures

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#7

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27 June 2018 08:42 pm

Protest Rally Against The Proposal of Turning State Forests Into State or National Parks.

This is under the banner of the "Bush User Groups United"

"Great News". There will be a Protest Rally in Beaufort on Sunday 8th July starting at 10am. So bring along your Family, Friends and all other like minded people you know to attend and support us. We will be marching up the main street to the towns Band Rotunda where we will have our meeting.
Assembling area for the march will be at the southern end of Lawrence St, just near the corner of the Western Hwy. (Traffic Lights Intersection) Louise Staley, MP for Ripon will be addressing the meeting.
So bring along your 4WD, Motor Bikes, Horses, Trail Bikes, Metal Detectors and anything else that represents your Hobby or Sport, to use in the march. Also any club banners. We need 100's there to make an impact and to get our message across. We have Police assistance for the march. This is only one of any Rallies to be held over the next month, finishing of with a big one in the City of Melb
wombat wink


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02 July 2018 10:44 am

Has the Bush Users Group given consideration to getting support or aligning themselves with a party like https://www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au who are already fighting for access to public land for recreational users among other relevant things?
Contact details https://www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au/contact
I know politics is a taboo subject on this forum but moving forward these outdoors groups, & our associations like NAPFA & PMAV, need to have a strong connection to a party with a foot in the door of the political arena already IMO.
We've already seen that fractured, individual group lobbying only works to a certain extent. Time for a National front from all outdoors recreational groups if we are to be heard against the likes of the Minerals Council & Greens.
I'm not suggesting we move away from any groups, associations (like NAPFA/PMAV), organisations etc as they all still play a very important role on local/state level but it's time to get a strong National voice going forward representative of all outdoors recreational users & a party already exists that has represented us in the past & can continue that + build on it with support in the future. We don't need to reinvent the wheel.
Sorry for the political rant but IMO it needs to be said & discussed fairly. It's an unfortunate side effect of the current climate against fossickers/prospectors & all other Bush Users.
Not on Facebook but the group has my support Bill thumbsup


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isolation
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02 July 2018 11:32 am

It's probably a logistical nightmare, but having synchronized rallies in multiple states/cities could improve exposure.

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BigWave
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02 July 2018 02:54 pm

I'm in. Have printed and started with signatures.


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#11

limpalot
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02 July 2018 05:59 pm

Do a panning demo at markets etc, to educate the numnuts, will attract attension and have a sign; Won"t be able to do this for yourself in the bush soon, your kids are going to missout on this expeiance. Have your petition there to sign.

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#12

wombat
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04 July 2018 09:14 am

mbasko wrote:

Has the Bush Users Group given consideration to getting support or aligning themselves with a party like https://www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au who are already fighting for access to public land for recreational users among other relevant things?
Contact details https://www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au/contact
I know politics is a taboo subject on this forum but moving forward these outdoors groups, & our associations like NAPFA & PMAV, need to have a strong connection to a party with a foot in the door of the political arena already IMO.
We've already seen that fractured, individual group lobbying only works to a certain extent. Time for a National front from all outdoors recreational groups if we are to be heard against the likes of the Minerals Council & Greens.
I'm not suggesting we move away from any groups, associations (like NAPFA/PMAV), organisations etc as they all still play a very important role on local/state level but it's time to get a strong National voice going forward representative of all outdoors recreational users & a party already exists that has represented us in the past & can continue that + build on it with support in the future. We don't need to reinvent the wheel.
Sorry for the political rant but IMO it needs to be said & discussed fairly. It's an unfortunate side effect of the current climate against fossickers/prospectors & all other Bush Users.
Not on Facebook but the group has my support Bill thumbsup

"Yes" mbasko I have contacted them and they will be at all of our rallies for the next few weeks. And willing to talk at the rallies as well.
wombat wink

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04 July 2018 09:25 am

Don't forget our Rally at Beaufort this Sunday 8th. July starting at 10 am with a march down the main st. to the Rotunda, 150 yds away. Our speakers on the day will be Louise Staley - MP for Ripon, Costa Di Biase - Australian Country Party, Ethan Constantinou - Shooter,Fishers and Farmers Party, Olly Oleszek - PMAV President, and my self. We are hoping to get someone from a 4WD club to speak as well. We are expecting 500 + at the Rally. So come along and support us, so we can support you.
wombat wink

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04 July 2018 04:52 pm

Just joined and posted up a link in the FB group "Everything Camping and Caravaning


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15 July 2018 10:04 am

Don't forget everyone, if there are any Petitions still out there they have to be back at Louise Staley Office by no later than this Thursday 19th July. Address is on the bottom of the form
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23 July 2018 09:55 am

Avoca was another successful Rally where we saw about 200 turning up. For some people this was their first Rally. For others their 3rd. At this Rally we had people from SA and NSW there. Our Speakers for this Rally were Louise Staley - MP for Ripon, still advicating that she and her party do not want any more State or National Parks for Victoria. Jo Armstrong - National candidate for the Upper House of Parliament, backing Louise Staley's case and saying they are right behind us all the way. Olly Oleszek - PMAV President, put the prospectors and miners point a view forward and saying he has contacted the Andrews Government and Lily D' Ambrosio of DELWP for their response to these proposed parks. But he has not received one reply. Ron Eason - representing the local traders of Avoca & Councillor for the Pyrenees Shire, saying the Shire does not want anymore Parks in the region. He was saying, "Why try and fix something that is not broken, and the Shire is more than happy the way things are". (the Pyrenees Shire has the Mount Cole & Pyrenees Rangers State Forest in their region.) And John Gladdis local prospector and owner of Coiltek Gold Center Maryborough explaining what his thoughts were in regards to the Dja Dja Wurrung Dratf report and how it will effect us and prospecting in general.. The Rally lasted for almost an hour and raised $630.05 for our fighting fund. Our next Rally will be in Bendigo on Saturday 4th. August starting at 11am in the "Queens Park" near the Alexandra Fountain in the main St. And then the "BIG ONE" in Melb. on the steps of Parliament House on Wednesday the 8th. August at 1pm. We need a big crowed there to get our point across. This one will either make us or break us. We are having NSW joining us on this one. So please make an effort to get to this one as we need your support. "Help us to Help You"
wombat wink

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01 August 2018 10:51 am

Bendigo this Saturday, 4 th Aug, 11.00 am at the fountain in the centre of bendigo. Be there. thumbsup


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02 August 2018 05:36 pm

Don't forget this one guys!
It's really shaping up by the sounds of it.
PMAV will be there big time .


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02 August 2018 08:07 pm

Keep up the good work. If we lose our bush we lose our freedom

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04 August 2018 03:56 pm

I attended the Bendigo rally today and would like to thank Wombat, PMAV and all the other Bush User Groups for their commitment regarding our access to our Public Land. The rally was informative with members of parliament and candidates speaking to the crowd of 200 to 300 people.

The main message from the rally is for each and every one of us to contact our local members and candidates and find out what their commitment is to our access and let them know we aren't prepared to give up any of our current access. The more we let them know from each and every one of us the better our future will be, once its gone there's no going back. I spoke with a few people after the rally and the member from the Shooters and Fisher's party explaining if the outcome goes against us there are real issues regarding Mental Health that will impact individuals and communities affected by the proposed bans. Mental Health issues are a real side effect that could be triggered by these proposals should they be made law. If a small town community looses income and job loses occur mental health issues will arise from these examples. I chose this hobby as a mental health release from my normal day today grind of life and work commitments and I certainly don't want to loose any access to public land that I already have access to.

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04 August 2018 07:58 pm

Our next Rally is in Melbourne. This one will either make us our break us. This is the one that we tell the Politicians "Hands of our Bush" and enough is enough. But to do this we need numbers there. Not just a few hundred but a 1000 or more to really get our point across. Remember we are not only fighting for our selves but also for the people that will come after us , when we go. So tell your family and friends, tell your work mates. Tell everyone you know, they have to be at the Melbourne if they want to keep the bush free for future generations to come.
wombat wink


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#23

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05 August 2018 10:53 pm

Anybody know if this is true re "Bendigo Gold "

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … ater&ifg=1


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06 August 2018 11:01 am

xcvator wrote:

Anybody know if this is true re "Bendigo Gold "

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … ater&ifg=1

Link down -


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#25

Eldorado
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06 August 2018 11:25 am

They have removed the info then,because the link was working late last night.Maybe they have woken up to what was happening.


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