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Rundle Concerned About Future of Esperance Workers

20 March 2018 Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has expressed his concern regarding the future of workers in Esperance after Cliffs announced they would cease shipping iron ore through Esperance by the end of June. Cliffs formally notified contractors on Monday that it would wind down its business by 30 June, which supports hundreds of jobs at the mine,...

Transport Minister Fails to Grasp Seriousness of Bullying Claims

Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti is failing to acknowledge the seriousness of bullying and harassment claims at Southern Ports Authority Port of Esperance after refusing to commit to visiting the town, according to Peter Rundle MLA and Hon Colin de Grussa MLA. Member for Roe Mr Rundle questioned the Minister in Parliament last week, asking when she would visit Esperance...

Reverse the cuts now, Parliament tells McGowan

The Upper House of the Western Australian Parliament is demanding the McGowan Government reverse its cruel cuts to regional education.

Communities back camp schools in face of Labor’s forced closures

Nationals WA Member for the South West Colin Holt tabled petitions in Parliament yesterday with more than 3,000 signatures calling for the State Government to reverse its decision to close Camp Schools at Bridgetown and Pemberton. “Over half the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes total population have come forward to fight this attack on regional education” Mr Holt said.

Racing must come first if TAB sale is to go ahead

The McGowan Government must shed the financial blinkers and ensure Western Australia’s racing industry emerges from the sale of the TAB entrenched in the winner’s circle. The Nationals racing spokesperson Colin Holt said he was increasingly concerned the privatisation of the TAB was being hijacked by Treasury, with the ongoing viability of the racing industry a mere afterthought.

Labor continues to sideline Moora Residential College

The Labor Government is refusing to acknowledge the pain its plan to shut Moora Residential College will cause despite hundreds of protestors travelling from the Central Midlands and across regional WA to protest against its closure at Parliament.

Historic Jetties Left to Rot by Lack of Legislators

Attempts to preserve the state’s three remaining timber jetties from Nationals WA Members of Parliament Peter Rundle and Vincent Catania have been hamstrung by a lack of resources being made available by the Labor Government. Mr Rundle and Mr Catania had commenced the process for protecting the Esperance, Carnarvon and Busselton jetties through legislation, but this came to a halt...

Divert funds to Kalbarri wave energy project: Love

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has called on the State Government to divert more than $15 million funding for a wave energy plant at Albany to Kalbarri.

Minister for Sport Turns His Back on Regional WA

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray confirmed his complete lack of respect for regional WA in Parliament yesterday, turning his back on the regional constituents he claims to represent. Nationals WA Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Peter Rundle MLA said the Minister was unable to answer a question about how closing regional camp schools would limit access to sport and recreation...

Nationals Call for Inquiry Into Rushed Animal Welfare Legislation

The Nationals WA are calling for animal welfare legislation introduced by the State Government to be investigated by a parliamentary committee. The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to bring WA into line with other states through adoption of the Australian Animal Welfare (National) Standards Guidelines (NSG). Agriculture spokesman Colin de Grussa said while The Nationals joined industry in being...