Walter Starck

Originally from Florida Keys, Dr Walter Starck started diving before SCUBA was even a word. See what he has to say on the Coral Sea.

Walter Starck

Drawing the Line

Australia’s threatened Commercial Fishing Sector has commissioned this superbly produced Video stating the sector’s case against un-necessary fishing zone closures, marine parks etc.  Click the here to view


Keep Australia Fishing

Keep Australia Fishing is a voluntary organisation enjoying huge support in southern states.  Jim Harnwell of K.A.F. and his team are to be congratulated on the catchy ‘Keep Australia Fishing’ song – and the scenes of families enjoying their fishing.  Click here to view.  

keep fishing



Marine Bioregional Zonings presented by Daniel McCarthy

AF & LP Senate Candidate Daniel McCarthy outlines the facts about un-needed fishing closures – and who is behind them.   Click here  to view.


Letters to the Editor

Best Dive Sites Justified

It is no wonder that the GBR has been omitted as a best dive site from the Lonely Planet travel guide. There will likely be more of it. The reason behind this is that not a day goes pass that some “concerned” scientist, the WWF, the Greens, PEW, climate change experts, anti-mining, and the whole bunch of out of touch “Safe the Planet” mob are getting plenty of coverage in the popular media by stating that the GBR is in dire straits and literally dying in its tracks. The dive industry deserves everything it gets as it has a been a willing party to these doomsday predictions, particular by supporting to ban fishing. The scientific people are working on grants and to keep their jobs they want more money, so they cry wolf and need more to study the reef, while the doomsday cult wants to ban ships, farming, fishing and more. Indeed, it is so bad that I got an email from someone in Melbourne asking me if it was worthwhile to visit the GBR as he had heard a ship has crashed into it!

The greenies have almost succeeded in getting the GBR put on the endangered World Heritage listing, thus the Lonely Planet emittance is no surprise. Tell the real truth before world travel agents ignore it, if not already.

Dick Eussen


Candidate Nominations

The party is currently reviewing nominations for candidates to represent the Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party at the upcoming elections. If you wish to nominate please click here to complete a candidate nomination form for the party. Please ensure that the form is completed and mailed to P O Box 12033, Earville BC, QLD 4870 or emailed to info@aflp.org.au.


There is no credible scientific evidence to suggest that marine parks are anything more than a hypothetical solution to a non-existent problem.”

Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party AFLP Fishing Party Daniel McCarthy Cairns