Borsak Welcomes Baird's Retirement

After a string of poor policy decisions that were clearly contrary to what the public wanted, Premier Mike Baird has announced his retirement from politics.

Robert Borsak greyhound racing protest

Shooters Fishers and Farmers MLC Robert Borsak today welcomed Premier Mike Baird’s decision to step aside and retire from politics, citing a number of poor policy decisions as the reason for his departure.

“Mike Baird’s retirement is welcomed by the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party,” Mr Borsak said.

“While we have generally supported this Government’s mandate over the last few years, what we are now witnessing is the culmination of a number of very bad decisions.

“Those decisions relating to the sale of poles and wires which could have been handled differently, forced council amalgamations, the banning of the greyhound racing industry, and now the theft of crown lands in New South Wales is what has ultimately cost Mike Baird his job.

“We have always opposed these policies, and with the election of Philip Donato MP in Orange late last year, the Premier’s retirement is a continuation of a major change in New South Wales politics.

Philip Donato MP

“As promised, we will be campaigning right up till the March 2019 state election by fielding lower house candidates across New South Wales to guarantee that the ‘deplorables’ of this state get a chance to have their say in politics.

“We commend Mr. Baird for his sentiments in encouraging younger people to get involved in the political process, and wish him the very best in his future career.”

Robert Borsak, Philip Donato, and Robert Brown 

Download Robert Borsak's press release here.