Since he came into Parliament in 2010, Robert Borsak has built a reputation as a fearless representative and advocate for shooters, hunters, fishers, and farmers across NSW. Outspoken and principled, Robert has consistently fought for the rights of everyday Australians to live their lives without undue constraint.
Born in Sydney and schooled in Ashfield, Robert has spent most of his life as a successful businessman and accountant, during which time he has been chairman of the Brooker Holdings Group, manufacturers of aluminium boats and trailers, and many other companies.
Robert was elected as the Shooters and Fishers Party MLC in the Upper House following the sudden death of his friend and colleague Roy Smith in 2010. “Semi-retired” at the time Robert was the only real choice after having worked closely with the Shooters MP John Tingle and Robert Brown.
Robert has served as Chairman of the Shooters and Fishers Party, strategically ensuring the growth and success of the Party. Prior to being elected, Robert also acted as Chairman of the ground-breaking Game Council of NSW, which set the standard for conservation hunting in Australia.
Robert enjoys all forms of hunting and fishing.
He continues to live in Ashfield with his wife Cheryl, whom he met while scouting, and is the proud father of three children and two grandchildren.
He resents shooters and hunters being viewed or treated by anyone as a criminal in waiting. He has been a staunch advocate for various groups who are culturally under attack by the Greens and the major parties.
Mark Banasiak is a high school teacher with 15 year’s experience in NSW public schools receiving recognition at both a regional and ministerial level for excellence in education delivery.
The keenest of recreational hunters and fishers, Mark has been involved in various associations and groups for over 15 years. He is currently the Chair of Federation of Hunting Clubs which has grown from 36 to 51 clubs under his leadership.
Mark is passionate about advancing the rights, freedoms and cultures of all law-abiding shooters, fishers and farmers.
Mark understands that Regional NSW, under the major parties, has been getting a raw deal.
Mark Banasiak Speeches in Hansard
Watch Mark's Inaugural speech here.