Category Archives: Agriculture

Government measures for Spring Shearing season inadequate

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MLC Rick Mazza is urging the State Government to provide an exemption for interstate contract shearers to fill a looming shortfall of workers for the spring shearing season. Mr Mazza recently asked a Parliamentary question to Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan as to how the labour shortage will be addres...

Co-ordinated Pest Control Management vital

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MLC Rick Mazza says an appropriate and timely response to Western Australia’s invasive plant and animal pests is required following the release of the Auditor General’s Managing the Impact of Plant and Animal Pests: Follow-up report. Mr Mazza said his Game and Feral Animal Control Bill 2018, which he read...

Mazza unlocks Economic Opportunity for State

Regional Western Australia has the opportunity to benefit from expedited development projects following Agricultural MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party’s successful amendments to the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 in the Legislative Council. The planning reforms give the Western Australian Planning C...

Live export exemption vital for Trading Partners and Farmers

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Rick Mazza says it is vital the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, a new Australian Government Department established on February 1, 2020, grant the exporter a permit to allow 56,000 sheep stranded at a Baldivis feedlot to depart for the Middle East. The sheep were set to depa...

Government riding on the coats of Activists to put more pressure on Farmers

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has called the State Government’s proposed farm trespass legislation, which gives new powers to animal welfare inspectors, underhanded and a step too far. Under the proposed Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 Consultation Draft, inspec...

Declining kangaroo harvest numbers see Dramatic Population increase

A parliamentary question without notice by the Hon Rick Mazza MLC of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has revealed kangaroo numbers in Western Australia have dramatically increased in four years due to declining harvest numbers of annual quotas. Red kangaroo population estimates were 1,825,760 last year up from 409,422 in 2014, rep...

Hydraulic fracturing controls a win for Farmers

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that consent by farmers will be required before hydraulic fracturing production is allowed in Western Australia. The State Government will lift the fracking moratorium on existing onshore petroleum titles follow...

Mazza stands with Food Growers

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has expressed support for Lower South West food growers after they raised concerns about water allocation limits for self-supply landowners in their area. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation stopped issuing new water licences in eight sub-catchm...

Conventional cages need to stay

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has stood up for the egg industry in Western Australia and its consumers by supporting the conventional cage system as the Australian Animal Welfare National Standards and Guidelines for Poultry public consultation period came to a close last Monday. Animal Heal...

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