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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.

WA Nats Welcome Royal Commission but Want Terms of Reference Expanded

The Nationals WA have called for the Royal Commission into aged care be expanded to investigate the critical shortage of age-appropriate housing and care providers in regional Western Australia. Spokesperson for seniors and ageing Peter Rundle congratulated the Prime Minister for calling the Royal Commission, saying poor aged care outcomes were consistently raised with Nationals MPs when they travelled across...

Government Fails to Back Review into Emergency Services Training

25 September 2018 The McGowan Government has let down emergency services personnel once again, after failing to support a review into emergency services training. Nationals WA spokesperson for emergency services Colin de Grussa moved a motion in Parliament last week calling on the State Government to review emergency services training. The motion called for the provision of nationally accredited and...

de Grussa: Community Must Have Their Say

17 September 2018 Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa encourages the Esperance community to make sure they have their say on the replacement jetty designs before the 21 September 2018 cut off. The Shire of Esperance recently released draft concept designs for a 400m jetty that incorporates a timber historic section, a cement fishing jetty, a widened...

de Grussa: Minister Needs to Move From Obsession to Understanding

The Nationals WA have called for the Minister for Agriculture to focus on the real issues facing the industry, instead of pedalling her left-leaning agenda.   At the Dowerin Machinery Field Days this week the Minister for Agriculture announced the Department for Primary Industries and Regional Development would be conducting research at the Wongan Hills Research Station into regenerative agriculture....

Labor aiding and abetting the resurgence of FIFO in the Pilbara

The Nationals WA have voiced concern that Pilbara towns are at risk of reverting back to dusty fly-in, fly-out outposts under the McGowan Labor Government.

Milk levy must ensure support for WA dairy farmers

The Nationals WA will support a proposed milk levy to help drought-affected dairy farmers providing funds raised in WA are returned to local producers.

Minister shirks responsibility for volunteer retention

The Nationals have accused the Minister for Volunteering of abdicating his responsibilities after he failed to answer a question relating to volunteer retention in Parliament.

Greens and One Nation lock in Labor’s education cuts

The rank hypocrisy of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and the Greens has been laid bare on the floor of State Parliament after MPs for both parties voted with the State Government to retain almost $40 million of education cuts.

Nationals secure additional payment for regional taxi operators

The Nationals WA have secured an additional payment for regional taxi operators – worth $500 per vehicle – to assist them with meeting the costs imposed by the State Government’s new taxi reforms.

Call to nominate mobile black spots

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Regional Communications Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is calling on the community to identify and nominate mobile black spots for the next round of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.