Category Archives: Parliament

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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