Category Archives: Policy

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...

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...

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