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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 Treasurer admits Federal counterparts not doing their job

The Nationals WA Candidate for O’Connor, John Hassell has lashed out at Western Australia’s Federal MPs, saying they have not done enough to secure GST funding for WA. Yesterday’s State Budget revealed the projected five year loss of GST revenue to be estimated at $17.8 billion.

State Budget 2016: Kimberley region to benefit from Royalties for Regions

Western Australia’s Kimberley region is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the 2016-17 State Budget would continue to build a stronger economy in the Kimberley with initiatives to attract investment and...

State Budget 2016: Goldfields-Esperance region to benefit from State Budget

The Goldfields-Esperance region is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the 2016-17 State Budget would continue to build a stronger economy in the region with initiatives to attract investment and create...

State Budget: Royalties for Regions delivers for Warren-Blackwood

The electorate of Warren-Blackwood is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the State Budget would help to build a stronger economy in the region in 2016-17 with initiatives to attract investment and create jobs and opportunities...

Royalties for Regions boosts South West community support and connectivity

Across the State, Royalties for Regions will invest $651 million over four years for community support services including the Country Age Pension Fuel Card, the Emergency Service Volunteers Fuel Card, the Community Chest Fund and Regional Telecommunications Program. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said that Community Resource Centres will receive $14m in funding for four years...

Royalties for Regions boosts community support and connectivity in the Peel region

Across the State, Royalties for Regions will invest $651 million over four years for community support services including the Country Age Pension Fuel Card, the Emergency Service Volunteers Fuel Card, the Community Chest Fund and Regional Telecommunications Program. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said that Community Resource Centres will receive $14m in funding per year for...

Pingelly and Cunderdin to revolutionise aged care

Local MPs Mia Davies MLA and Martin Aldridge MLC have welcomed the announcement that Pingelly and Cunderdin have embraced a new model of care for older people. The innovative project, which will receive $4.75million from the Royalties for Regions-funded Southern Inland Health Initiative, will see new accommodation built to provide appropriate care for older people. Ms Davies outlined the importance...

Nominations open for WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards

Nominations for the 2016 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards are now open. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the awards encouraged, acknowledged and rewarded the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses made throughout regional and rural WA. “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise those often unsung heroes who contribute to the...

Local rest stop project honours gallant Western Australian servicemen

The service and sacrifice of WA's Victoria Cross (VC) and George Cross recipients will be remembered with each recipient being commemorated at rest stops along the Albany and South Western highways. According to Local Member Terry Waldron MLA, the project is similar to Remembrance Driveway on the Federal and Hume highways, between Sydney and Canberra and will see plaques honouring...

Report into the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 tabled

The Standing Committee on Legislation tabled its report on the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 in the Western Australian Legislative Council today. Committee member Dave Grills MLC said the report contained a number of recommended changes to the Bill designed to meet the needs of government, the environment and the mining industry. “The Committee received 33 submissions and also heard...