Julie Matheson – Western Australia Party

Julie Matheson is the candidate for Western Australia Party

1) What do you currently know about firearms? No interest, poor, average, well-informed?

Poor

2) Are you open to talking to us regarding firearms issues? Will you consult members of the industry before making/supporting changes to firearms legislation and only support changes based on evidence and fact rather than emotive arguments? Open to a discussion about firearms.

Open to discussion about firearms

3) Do you support further increases in firearms legislations?

Don’t know.Currently firearms in WA are licensed based on their appearance rather than functionality; will you support the WA Law Reform Commission’s recommendations to change this legislation? We have not read the recommendations.

4) Currently, firearms in WA are licensed based on their appearance rather than functionality; will you support the WA Law Reform Commission’s recommendations to change this legislation? We have not read the recommendations.

We have not read the recommendations

5) What is your position on recreational hunting on public land? Do you support it? We support special purpose gun laws with a bounty for rural pest control

We support special purpose gun laws with a bounty for rural pest control.

6) Are you aware that WA firearms owners currently pay the highest administrative fees in Australia? What is your view on this and will you support bringing those costs down? 

Yes

7) Are you aware of the requirements to own a semi-auto rifle or shotgun? Would you consider a reduction in the restrictions on semi-auto rifles and shotguns if presented with facts to support this?  

We have not read the requirements.

8) Would you be open to an invitation to come out to a SSAA range and try shooting? Yes, after the election.

Yes, after the election.

9) What is your party’s official firearms policy? We support special purpose gun laws with a bounty for rural pest control.

We support special purpose gun laws with a bounty for rural pest control.