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Catch up on all the latest media releases, opinion pieces, photos and videos featuring Mia Davies and The Nationals WA team - keeping you informed about what's happening in our regional communities.

Lip service from Health Minister as Laverton Hospital upgrade remains on life support

The McGowan Government is still refusing to fund an upgrade of Laverton Hospital despite the Health Minister labelling the facility “substandard” this week.

Racing Minister proves once again he doesn’t care about industry

Western Australia’s racing industry remains firmly in the dark over whether it will be any better off after the McGowan Government introduces a point of consumption wagering tax.

Regional tourism fading under Labor

The Labor Government’s preference to subsidise flights to Broome will come at a cost to other regional Western Australia tourism destinations, according to The Nationals WA.

Aldridge questions use of road safety funds on helicopter

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Police and Road Safety Hon Martin Aldridge MLC has taken issue with the State Government’s direction of an independent road safety body to buy a new helicopter for the WA Police Force.

WA budget gets poor reception

The Nationals WA spokesperson for regional communications Martin Aldridge MLC has slammed the McGowan Government for its lack of funding for mobile blackspots in regional Western Australia.

Ellery again proving to have a tin ear when it comes to regional education

The Nationals WA have lashed out at Education Minister Sue Ellery for refusing to meet with concerned families over Labor’s plan to rip hundreds of thousands of dollars from a vital education trust account.

Division Response Capacity Questionable: de Grussa

The Nationals WA emergency services spokesman Colin de Grussa says the Labor Government’s capacity to improve response to fire under its Rural Fire Division model remains unclear. Mr de Grussa, who was briefed by the Minister this week and asked further questions in Parliament, said while the new model favourably focused on mitigation programs, there was little evidence to suggest...

WA Labor Sells Out State's Sheep and Cattle Farmers

19 March 2018 Nationals WA Spokesperson for Agriculture Colin de Grussa MLC has supported industry concerns about the recent announcement that the Labor Government would consider privatising the Muchea Livestock Centre in order to fund the new Boyanup saleyard. “Prior to the 2017 State Election, the Labor Government crowed about being anti-privatisation, yet 12 months later they’re considering privatising an...

Nationals to Introduce Jetty Protection Amendments to Heritage Bill

Nationals WA Members of Parliament Peter Rundle and Vincent Catania will introduce amendments to the Heritage Bill 2017 to preserve the state’s three remaining timber jetties. Mr Rundle and Mr Catania have attempted to introduce specific legislation to protect the Esperance, Carnarvon and Busselton jetties, but this came to a halt after they received advice from the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office...

Bill Removing Limitation for Child Sexual Abuse Claims Passes Parliament

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has welcomed the passage of a bill that will remove a time limit on victims of sexual abuse bringing legal claims against the State or other organisations through Parliament. The bill which passed both houses on Tuesday, will allow thousands of claimants to access fair reparations for acts of child sexual abuse that may...