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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.

Save our Rescue Helicopter Success

The South West will get to keep its rescue helicopter after the McGowan Government caved to community pressure and a strong campaign from The Nationals WA. Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC said a stampede of community support for The Nationals’ Save Our Rescue Chopper petition had forced the Premier’s hand....

Labor ignors community calls to fund chopper

The Labor Government is under increasing pressure to fund the South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter’s operation beyond June 2018.

Labor ignoring pleas to fund chopper

The Labor Government is under increasing pressure to fund the South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter’s operation beyond June 2018.

Government Must Respond to ESL Review

Nationals WA Emergency Services spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC is calling for aState Government response to the Economic Regulation Authority’s recent review of theEmergency Service Levy. The review made 27 recommendations including tasking an independent organisation toadvise Government on management of the ESL and how it might fund a Rural FireService.

Tax threshold proposal to ease pain for small business

The Nationals WA are moving to protect businesses from the full brunt of cruel payroll tax hikes being imposed by the McGowan Government. Treasury and finance spokesman Terry Redman will move an amendment to lift the payroll tax exemption threshold from $850,000 to $1 million.

Play money for Regional Childcare Services

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is a great advocate of regional childcare services saying they deliver enjoyable social times for children, and provide choices for parents to participate in activities or take up work opportunities. “Families in the regions need the same level of access to quality childcare as those in metropolitan areas, however...

Government at odds on CRC Network future

Nationals WA member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is ramping up pressure on the State Government to clarify how Community Resources Centres (CRC) will be impacted by Budget cuts.

Congratulations to newly elected Councillors

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to all newly elected and re-elected local government councillors. “Putting yourself forward to run for Council can be daunting, and I commend all candidates who nominated to represent their community,” Mr Redman said. “Candidates deserve our thanks for their willingness to step up to assume a leadership position.”

Regional job opportunities lost due to RfR cuts

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman made the point in Parliament that the recently tabled McGowan Labor Party’s Jobs Bill is full of rhetoric but lacks substance. Mr Redman also stressed that the Royalties for Regions initiative had included significant regional investment that made a difference to job creation, and that employment opportunities are now...

Interactive RfR Map Disappears

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is frustrated with the removal of the on-line Royalties for Regions investment map and is critical of the McGowan Labor Party for their lack of transparency regarding regional investment. The interactive map – previously located at was launched by The Nationals...