Category Archives: Property Rights

Government measures for Spring Shearing season inadequate

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MLC Rick Mazza is urging the State Government to provide an exemption for interstate contract shearers to fill a looming shortfall of workers for the spring shearing season. Mr Mazza recently asked a Parliamentary question to Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan as to how the labour shortage will be addres...

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...

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...

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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