Category Archives: Media Releases

Australia Post carriage of firearms service a win for regional WA

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party has welcomed the implementation of Australia Post’s Secure Accept & Collect service. The service allows for the safe delivery of firearms and firearm parts between licenced firearm dealers, repairers or manufacturers through 34 of 44 designated post offices...

Mazza’s motion secures private Property Rights inquiry

The upper house Standing Committee on Public Administration will conduct an inquiry into private property rights following Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party’s successful motion on the subject in the Legislative Council. Mr Mazza raised a number of issues in his June 12, 2019 motion, primarily ...

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 ...

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...

Firearms Licensing and Registration system needs overhaul

The Office of the Western Australian Auditor General has tabled its $415,000 report into Firearms Controls, finding significant weaknesses in WA Police’s regulatory controls and oversight of firearms for the fifth time since 2000. Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party said the report found that de...

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...

Mullewa’s erratic power supply needs Urgent Fix

Questions in parliament by Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party have laid bare the electricity outage plight of Mullewa residents, 100 kilometres from the regional city of Geraldton. Mr Mazza was told that between February 1, 2014 and January 31, 2019 there were 414 power outages in the Mullewa are...

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 welcomes Animal Welfare Bill changes

Member for the Agricultural Region, the Hon Rick Mazza MLC has welcomed Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan’s decision to accept the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Legislation on the Animal Welfare Bill 2017 which rejects a compliance regime that would have allowed designated general inspectors unrestricted access to f...

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