Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party WA Blog

Rental Assistance Program a better Option

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Rick Mazza says residential fixed term lease agreements have been torn up after the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 passed the Legislative Council last Friday. The Bill puts a moratorium on evictions, except in special circumstances and provides for tenants to break a lease without pena...

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...

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...

Mazza welcomes Government reversal on CRC cuts

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has welcomed the State Government’s decision to reverse its budget cuts to Community Resource Centres (CRCs) following significant public outcry. The Government previously proposed to cut about $5 million dollars from the State’s CRC budget, representing a f...

Payroll Tax Training Exemption in Doubt

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has expressed concerns about the proposed removal of payroll tax exemption for trainees and apprentices. Mr Mazza said the forecast revenue increase of $80-100 million to the government by reducing the training exemption and quarantined for training under a gran...

Conventional cages need to stay

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has stood up for the egg industry in Western Australia and its consumers by supporting the conventional cage system as the Australian Animal Welfare National Standards and Guidelines for Poultry public consultation period came to a close last Monday. Animal Heal...

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