Category Archives: Food Growers

Abalone stocks at risk if translocation project not expanded

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party says an expansion of the Ocean Reef Marina abalone translocation project is urgently required to save Roe’s abalone stocks before they are lost forever. DevelopmentWA has provided $150,000 to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to mov...

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...

Heavy handed approach to water bills ceases after Mazza questioning

Minister for Water Dave Kelly has instructed the Water Corporation to cease the practice of threatening some regional customers with referral to the RSPCA due to overdue water bills. During the past six months 10 customers have received letters threatening them if their water bill was not paid, the flow on their property would be reduced ...

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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