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Green Head coastal walkway opened

The long term and dedicated efforts of the Green Head Coastcare Group has seen the completion of a spectacular 2.5 kilometre coastal walkway in Green Head that will both showcase and protect the area for future generations.

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Labor Bans Nationals Meeting with Emergency Volunteers

The Nationals WA have expressed concern after the Minister for Emergency Services barred visiting MPs from meeting with local emergency services volunteers in the Pilbara this week.

Spokesperson for Emergency Services, Colin de Grussa MLC, said barring elected Members of Parliament from speaking with local volunteers was a gross overreach by the McGowan Government.

“It’s a disappointing decision by the Minister for Emergency Services and one that will leave many volunteers feeling understandably frustrated,” Mr de Grussa said.

“Prior to visiting the Pilbara this week, I reached out to many emergency services volunteer groups, including the State Emergency Services (SES), Volunteer Marine Rescue Services and Fire and Rescue Services to extend an opportunity for a catch up while I’m in the region.

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Redman welcomes inquiry into short-stay accommodation industry

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is pleased the McGowan Government has supported his call for an enquiry into issues affecting short stay accommodation providers.

“I have been approached by a number of people in the tourism industry regarding the ‘unequal playing field’ between registered and unregistered short stay accommodation providers, and the use of online booking platforms such as Airbnb,” Mr Redman said.

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Australia Post to carry firearms once again after Nats intervention

Firearm owners and dealers across regional WA will once again be able to safely transport firearms via Australia Post from early 2019.

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Muresk is best for Bushfire Centre of Excellence

Local MP Martin Aldridge has thrown his support behind a push to have the State Government’s new Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE) located at the Muresk Institute near Northam.

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Race clubs in Moore must benefit for Love to support TAB sale

MP Shane Love MLA says he will not support the sale of the WA TAB without a demonstrated and preserved benefit for race clubs in Moore.

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In Moore with Love - October 2018

2018 has been a fantastic growing season across the entire electorate of Moore and I very much hope that that this will be a season with bumper yields. It is great to see so many tourists out and about exploring our region and contributing to local economies. I commend those involved with organizing events such as the Midwest Show & Shine and Denison Foreshore Sprint, Taste of Chittering, the Wildflower Festival of Running at Cervantes and Jurien Bay and Blues for the Bush east of Perenjori - all a fantastic means of showcasing our region to others.

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Rundle Encourages Community to Have Their Say on Jetty

31 August 2018

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA encourages Esperance residents to have their say on the draft concept designs recently released by the Shire of Esperance for a replacement jetty.

The draft concept designs are for a 400m jetty that incorporates a timber historic section, a cement fishing jetty, a widened jetty head and a lowered diving deck.

Mr Rundle said the Esperance community weren’t satisfied with the previous concept designs, and had made their opinions heard.

“It was obvious that the previous concept design did not meet the community’s expectations, and they expected the Shire to go back to the drawing board,” Mr Rundle said.

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WA Nats Welcome Royal Commission but Want Terms of Reference Expanded

The Nationals WA have called for the Royal Commission into aged care be expanded to investigate the critical shortage of age-appropriate housing and care providers in regional Western Australia.

Spokesperson for seniors and ageing Peter Rundle congratulated the Prime Minister for calling the Royal Commission, saying poor aged care outcomes were consistently raised with Nationals MPs when they travelled across the State.

Mr Rundle has written to both Mr Morrison and Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt to request the terms of reference be expanded.

“The current model of aged care in regional WA is not suitable and The Nationals would like the scope of the Royal Commission widened to investigate this,” he said.

Mr Rundle said work undertaken by his Nationals colleague Terry Redman, the former Minister for Regional Development, in commissioning the Ageing in the Bush Report in 2016, had found alarming gaps in aged care.

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Government Fails to Back Review into Emergency Services Training

25 September 2018

The McGowan Government has let down emergency services personnel once again, after failing to support a review into emergency services training.


Nationals WA spokesperson for emergency services Colin de Grussa moved a motion in Parliament last week calling on the State Government to review emergency services training.


The motion called for the provision of nationally accredited and recognised training in WA that is developed in consultation with each of the volunteer emergency service associations.


Mr de Grussa said he and his Nationals colleagues had been meeting with emergency services groups across the State over the last several months.

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