martinjs wrote:Why don't a group of cyclist get together and try and get a senate seat. They have shooters party seats and other minorities have managed to get into senate and I'd believe there are more cyclist than shooters.
You are kidding aren't you? It would not be possible IMHO.
Shooters have to go through the whole licencing process and store guns correctly. It's a much more rigorous and expensive exercise than buing a bike.
There are over 150,000 people licenced to carry fire-arms in Qld. It'd be at least that many in NSW and Victoria, and they're passionate about it. At a guess, maybe a million licensed shooters in Australia . There would be nothing like that number of committed commuter cyclists.