Married At First Sight star Bronson Norris accuses the WA Government of using ‘bullying tactics’ to run his party boat out of business
Former Married At First Sight star Bronson Norris has accused the Western Australian Government of using ‘bullying tactics’ and trying to run him out of business.
The 34-year-old, who has been running his own party-boat business since 2009, has been forced off the jetty for a second time.
Bronson said he was unhappy with the government for not providing a suitable location to berth his 150-person riverboat or renew his lease due to jetty safety concerns.
Married At First Sight star Bronson Norris, 35, (pictured) has accused the Western Australia Government of using bullying tactics to run his party-boat out of business
‘My business is my livelihood and my staff are like my family,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.
‘This has limited the work we have for them and especially during this time it is soul destroying. It breaks you.’
‘We have fought and invested every cent to stay in business and to keep our staff employed. There is absolutely no reason why our lease cannot continue once the [jetty] repairs are carried out.’
‘It’s devastating knowing the Government aren’t here to support us when we need help, but prefer to use bullying tactics instead,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday
‘It’s devastating knowing the government aren’t here to support us when we need help, but prefer to use bullying tactics instead,’ he added.
Bronson was first kicked off the jetty for the development of Elizabeth Quay seven years ago.
The reality star said it was ‘soul-destroying’ to have his livelihood threatened again during what has been a difficult year for tourism, due to the global pandemic.
Bronson claims he is still being invoiced for management and berthing fees until the end of December, despite being told to evacuate.
Remember us? Bronson rose to fame after he ‘married’ Ines Basic on the 2019 season on the Channel Nine dating experiment
Bronson rose to fame on last year’s season of Married At First Sight. He was paired with Ines Basic, but their relationship didn’t last.
In April, Bronson revealed he had found love with a woman named Hayley Wallis
‘TV shows, dating apps, blind dates…nothing worked,’ he wrote on Instagram at the time.
‘Now that I have found my partner in crime, I never have to go through the dating s**t storm ever again.’
New love: Back in April, Bronson revealed he had finally found love after calling it quits with his ex girlfriend. Pictured with his new flame Hayley Wallis