Category Archives: Legislation

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...

Land Tax Relief to soften Economic Damage

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Rick Mazza is calling for land tax relief for to help soften the devastating economic blow being felt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Land tax is an annual tax on land not used as a principal place of residence.  Mr Mazza said because of the pandemic it could take years for a commercial landlord t...

Greater clarity needed on Shooting Club requirements

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Rick Mazza is calling for greater clarity from the Western Australian Police Force Licencing Enforcement Division in regards to shooting club event attendance requirements for firearm licence holders. After recently asking a question in Parliament, Mr Mazza received a response stating ‘clubs have been ad...

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...

Contentious proposal infringes on Private Property rights

The Town of Victoria Park’s proposed local law to protect trees on all private properties has been dismissed by Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party as outrageous. Mr Mazza said the idea private property owners would need to seek permission before pruning or removing their own trees was a key exa...

Green’s Pool disallowance outcome sets dangerous precedent

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooter’s Fishers and Farmers Party’s disallowance motion to re-instate fishers back into Greens Pool, a picturesque beach 14 kilometres from Denmark, has been unsuccessful after a vote held yesterday in the Legislative Council. Parliamentarians voted to continue Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly...

Focus on criminals, not Licensed Firearms owners

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party WA has expressed disappointment in the Police Minister’s statement that police are clamping down on licensed firearms owners in a ‘tough approach’ to gun ownership. In March 24’s Sunday Times article ‘WA missing 1513 licenced guns either lost or stolen...

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 seeks changes to paintball Gun Legislation

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party is seeking to emulate the New South Wales government’s planned legislation changes to modify the regulatory structure for paintball guns. In New South Wales, paintball guns will be moved from the NSW Police to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation...

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