Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party WA Blog

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...

Gun shop Closures an Overreaction

Microsoft Word – Gun shop closures an overreaction .doc Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Rick Mazza says the move to close gun shops as part of the State of Emergency directive is an overreaction that unnecessarily impacts small business across the State, many in regional Western Australia. Mr Mazza said that he was contacted on Fri...

Unnecessary amendments unlikely to stop puppy farming

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has labelled the Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2020 an unnecessary intervention in the governments rush to impose restrictions on good, law abiding dog owners in W.A. Under the proposed conditions, only approved breeders can breed dogs and owners will ...

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...

Declining kangaroo harvest numbers see Dramatic Population increase

A parliamentary question without notice by the Hon Rick Mazza MLC of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has revealed kangaroo numbers in Western Australia have dramatically increased in four years due to declining harvest numbers of annual quotas. Red kangaroo population estimates were 1,825,760 last year up from 409,422 in 2014, rep...

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...

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