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.

Landowners want biosecurity levy eradicated

Farmers and community members are outraged by the threatening letter they received from the Office of State Revenue demanding payment of the biosecurity levy. Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the levy has been an ongoing issue since Minister MacTiernan introduced it in the South West. The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 allows for…

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Stop Puppy Farming bill has tail that wags the dog

Member for Moore, Shane Love, says the State Government’s Stop Puppy Farming bill has turned into a dog’s breakfast after amendments to recognise farmers’ needs for working dogs were rejected by Labor. Mr Love said he strongly supported stamping out intensive puppy farming. The proposed legislation, however, caught too many in its net, including farmers…

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Labor’s carrot and stick activist legislation fails farming sector

The Nationals WA have accused the State Government of introducing “carrot and stick” legislation to increase penalties for criminal trespass at the cost of farmers being subjected to severe scrutiny. Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa said Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 had muddied the waters between two separate and distinct challenges for…

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