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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.

New $16m film fund puts Albany region in the picture

The Albany region is set to benefit from a new $16 million Western Australian Regional Film Fund, designed to drive production investment and job creation across country WA. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said the initiative, made possible through funding from the State Government’s Royalties For Regions program, aimed to give WA the edge in a...

Budget proves WA Senators not doing their job: Kado Muir for Senate

The Nationals WA Candidate for the Senate, Kado Muir, has hit out at WA’s senators for failing to stand up for their state as the Federal Budget was revealed last night. Mr Muir said a paltry GST return, no new regional infrastructure projects and a failure to back away from the controversial Backpacker Tax painted a poor picture for Western...

Wheatbelt tours will be music to locals’ ears

Wheatbelt audiences will be able to enjoy a series of music tours and workshops, thanks to the State Government’s Regional Touring Boost program, funded through Royalties for Regions. Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the Western Australian Music Industry Association had received $62,400 towards visits to Bencubbin, Nungarin, Quindanning, Kellerberrin, Dowerin, Narrogin, Wongan Hills, York,...

Nationals WA MP calls for rejection of Cashless Welfare Card in Geraldton

Nationals WA Member of Parliament Paul Brown MP, is calling on Federal Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge to remove Geraldton from consideration as a trial site for the Cashless Welfare Card. I was initially happy to consider the benefits of implementation of a trial and the investment in community services that it might have delivered,” Mr Brown said. “However,...

Royalties for Regions delivers new weather stations for Wagin electorate

Eleven new weather stations have been installed across the State, including three new stations in the Wagin electorate providing more accurate information ahead of grain season, thanks to Royalties for Regions (RfR). Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said the 11 new stations would complement the State’s existing 145 weather station network. “These new weather stations will provide real-time information...

ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS PROVIDES FUNDING BOOST FOR REGIONAL VISITOR CENTRES

Visitor Centres within the Goldfields region are invited to apply for State Government funding towards initiatives that will help them stay viable and adaptable in the changing tourism landscape. The Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grant Program, worth $4.2 million over three years, recognises the vital role that visitor centres play in boosting regional tourism and employment. The current round of...

Brown wins preselection

At last weekends State Council meeting the assembled delegates of The Nationals WA unanimously endorsed Paul Brown MP to contest the seat of Geraldton at the 2017 state election. Mr Brown said, "I am extremely humbled by my party’s overwhelming endorsement this weekend, and I am now looking forward to gaining the support of the Geraldton community to ensure that...

Second round of Royalties for Regions Visitor Centre grants now open

Regional visitor centres are invited to apply for funding towards initiatives that will help them stay viable and adaptable in the changing tourism environment. Centres can apply to share in more than $1 million in the latest round of the Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grant Program made possible by Tourism WA and Royalties for Regions. This initiative, worth $4.2 million...

Locals invited to discover estuaries initiative in Albany

Interested people in and around Albany are encouraged to attend a community meeting on 4 May to learn more about upcoming projects to improve the health and understanding of Oyster Harbour. Under the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative, made possible by Royalties for Regions, $2 million will fund on-ground actions and science in the catchments feeding Oyster Harbour. Member for...

Second round of Royalties for Regions Visitor Centre grants now open

Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, is encouraging regional visitor centres to apply for funding towards initiatives which will help support regional tourism and employment, thanks to Royalties for Regions and Tourism WA. Centres can apply to share in more than $1 million in the latest round of the Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grant Program, announced by...