48 - Our interview with 4WD Australia President Shane Rose. Land Access for all, track closures and track openings

Patriot

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Here is a link to the latest episode. Shane has some great experience in the industry and it seems like the Association is moving in the right direction. What do you think?
 
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4wd Australia is a waste of space and certainly some State 4wd peak bodies are considering leaving them.
 

Patriot

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Have you had a listen to the podcast? There is some room for improvement with some of the organisations that are meant to be moving 4WD forward, but I think Shane has some great ideas. I have more concerns about 4WD Vic, TBH. They seem pretty stuck in their way, aren't growing memberships and are fighting for rights for just their members. I think they have 6,000 members across the state, no politician is going to care about 6,000 people across a state. We need to be thinking about all 4WDers and even better, all bush users.
 
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I can only go from feedback from my club representative to my State 4WD association which in turn as a member of 4WD Australia (is actually Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council “ANFWDC”).


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mikehzz

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Hasn't the NSW/ACT association split from the Australian group now? My club has pulled out of the State organization now due to the split. It seems like a big shit fight is on.
 

dpn

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Sadly Shane doesn't speak like someone who represents the values of me and the people I 4wd with. That's a shame. So many absolutes and straw men being used as examples, even by you james. I think you can do better to be honest. Signed: latte sipping software engineer who is happiest living out of a swag
 
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Patriot

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Sadly Shane doesn't speak like someone who represents the values of me and the people I 4wd with. That's a shame. So many absolutes and straw men being used as examples, even by you james. I think you can do better to be honest. /latte sipping software engineer who is happiest living out of a swag
Hey mate, I am not sure I know what you mean. Not a software engineer, don't like lattes. Don't mind a swag. I thought I was very fair in inviting the CEO of 4WD Vic on the podcast to get the opposing view. Did you listen to that podcast?
 

dpn

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Yeah I listened to the whole thing. I just think the conversation was framed in the context of green groups that enjoy the bush being at odds with people who enjoy it for other things. The greens I know support shared use of the bush responsibly.
 

dpn

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Sorry was saying I'm a white collar, coffee drinking, camping 4wder. Not implying anything about you mate haha sorry... Updated my comment to be more clear
 
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dpn

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We don't want to look like a bunch of anti environmentalists...theres no winning that fight. We'll be framed a bunch of rednecks. Best thing we can do is work together with environmental groups that support access and think about community contribution and education instead of polarising the debate.. Anyway, back to the mowing, this rain had given me a lot of work :p
 
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