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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.

Excellence at Manjimup Senior High School

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to Manjimup Senior High School on the outstanding exam results achieved after it was recently revealed they ranked eighth of all WA schools. “It is very encouraging to see a regional public school achieve such a high average exam result in the Year 12 end of year exams,” Mr Redman said.

Participation rates to plummet from KidSport cuts

Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman says a McGowan Government decision to reduce the value of KidSport vouchers and remove some club-based organisations from the program altogether will reduce participation rates of at-risk children and youth.

Labor’s Regional Rip Off Now Targeting Ag Colleges

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC says that the Labor Government’s plan to pull out 20 percent of funds from the Agricultural Education Farm Provisions Trust each year is a further extension of the regional rip-off being perpetrated by the McGowan Government.

Labor to raid Trust funds from WA Colleges of Agriculture

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is dismayed with the Labor McGowan Government proposal to annually raid 20 percent of funds from the Agricultural Education Farm Provisions Trust. The five WA agricultural colleges – Cunderdin, Denmark, Harvey, Morawa and Narrogin, as well as the Esperance SHS Farm Training Centre each contribute 40 percent of farm revenue to the Trust monthly.

VacSwim to cost families more

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is frustrated with the McGowan Labor Government’s latest announcement that families will be forced to pay around double for children to participate in VacSwim classes. Labor Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue Ellery announced that fees for a 10 day program will increase from $13.50 to $30, or $20 for families with a concession...

Cuts to regional education disadvantage families and children

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is outraged the McGowan Labor Government has cut a raft of regional educational programs that will limit learning opportunities for school children. School camps at Bridgetown and Pemberton are set to close at the end of 2018 despite covering most of their costs and offering high quality educational experiences.

Labor's Lack of Organisation Lets Down Volunteer Groups

8 December 2017 The Labor Government has failed volunteer emergency services by dragging their heels on opening applications for the Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme. Nationals WA spokesperson for Emergency Services Hon Colin de Grussa MLC said with the fire season afoot and emergency service volunteers facing a busy holiday season, it was ludicrous that eligible Brigades, Groups and...

Rundle - Labor Demonstrates Utter Disrespect for Regional Families

14 December 2017 Nationals WA education and training spokesperson Peter Rundle MLA has slammed the McGowan Government for their utter disregard for regional families after yesterday’s announcement of $64 million of cruel cuts to the education system over four years. These cuts include closing Schools of the Air, six camp schools and the Moora and Northam Residential Colleges while also...

Nationals WA Call for Apology to Victims of Child Sex Abuse

9 November 2017 The Nationals WA have condemned the McGowan Government for their failure to introduce legislation to remove the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse. Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA spoke in Parliament yesterday, lambasting the Premier and the Attorney General for promising to introduce the legislation as a priority, and consequently misleading victims by...

Nationals WA Supporting WA's Historical Jetties

13 September 2017 Three Nationals WA MPs are drafting a Private Member’s Bill that will require the State Government to retain, restore and maintain all Western Australia’s three remaining timber jetties. Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA, Member for North West Central Vince Catania and Member for the South West Hon Colin Holt MLC hope to present a draft bill...