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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.

Nats want a review date on Pilbara liquor bans

The Nationals WA have called on the Director of Liquor Licensing to announce a review date for the incoming Pilbara liquor restrictions.

Community Resource Centre (CRC) uncertainty continues under Labor

Regional communities across WA may have sighed with relief after the State Government reversed plans to slash funding to Community Resource Centres (CRC) earlier last year, however this may be short lived.

“One size fits all” approach to Pilbara alcohol problems won’t work

The Nationals WA have rebuked the Director of Liquor Licensing’s attempt to curb alcohol abuse in the Pilbara, questioning whether the “one size fits all” approach will achieve harm reduction without community buy-in and a comprehensive Government response.  

Redman pleased with Margaret River Perimeter Road progress

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is pleased the Margaret River Perimeter Road opened in time for the busy summer holiday season. The community has pushed for a by-pass for nearly 30 years, and when in Government, the Nationals instigated the project through the Royalties for Regions initiative.

Time for Premier to rein in Kelly

Premier Mark McGowan must step in and put an end to his Fisheries Minister’s reckless plot to nationalise the local rock lobster industry, according to The Nationals WA.

Local MPs Call for New Minister to Support Port Staff

13 December 2018 Member for Roe Peter Rundle has called on the new Minister responsible for ports to fix the mess created by the inaction of her predecessor. Premier Mark McGowan announced today that Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan would take over responsibility of ports from Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. Mr Rundle said it was evident the Premier thought...

Nationals Support Helps Deliver Win for Agriculture Sector

31 October 2018 The Nationals WA have secured a major win for the agricultural sector, after the Minister for Agriculture agreed to significant industry and committee supported changes to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017. Member for Roe Peter Rundle said The Nationals led the charge for the Bill to be referred to a Legislative Council Parliamentary Committee in March...

Mean McGowan Fails Geraldton and Mid-West Tourism Industry

20 December 2018 The Nationals WA have blasted Mean Mark McGowan for failing to support the Geraldton and Mid-West tourism industry, as the community face a decrease in air services in 2019. Virgin Australia announced yesterday they would be reducing their flight schedule into Geraldton from 12 return services per week to just seven. Member for the Agricultural Region Colin...

Fighting back against rural crime

The Nationals WA are helping concerned locals to shine a light on the impact of rural crime on primary producers and regional communities.

WA’s bumbling prisons minister inexplicably survives Cabinet reshuffle

The Nationals WA have slammed the Premier’s decision to retain Fran Logan as Corrective Services Minister in today’s Cabinet reshuffle.