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'Exit' Money from Cliffs Should be Returned to Esperance

1 Feburary 2018 

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has called for any money given to the State Government as Cliffs Natural Resources exit its Kooyanobbing operations to fund projects in the Esperance region.

According to documents filed by Cliffs last year with ASIC, contractual obligations include take-or-pay contracts to ship a minimum 7.5 million tonnes of iron ore a year through Esperance Port until 2030.

Mr Rundle said any money paid by Cliffs to the State Government under this contract should be used to fast-track key infrastructure projects in communities most affected by the closures.

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McGowan Ministers Bow to Unions Again

Nationals WA Emergency Services spokesman Colin de Grussa MLC has called the McGowan Government’s latest capitulation to union influence a “disgrace”.

The Labor Government recently announced that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Office of Emergency Management will integrate, removing the OEM’s capacity to provide independent oversight.

“This is yet another example of the Labor Government being dictated to by the unions, and proves the premier has all the authority of a wet lettuce leaf.

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Regional Labor MPs fail Moore on education cuts

The Labor Government’s regional MPs have failed to convince their Perth colleagues to reverse a suite of nasty cuts to education services in Moore.

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Country kids take back seat to Metronet

The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region and former Head Boy at Central Midlands Senior High School and Moora Residential College Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says regional WA will continue to fight for its only residential college between Perth and Geraldton.

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Free flags for local groups

With Australia Day fast approaching, The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC has urged any not-for-profit or community groups with an upcoming Australia Day celebration to contact his office to arrange a free State flag for the occasion.

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NATIONALS WA: FIGHTING FOR MOORA

December 2017 was undoubtedly was one of my lowest points in five years representing the Agricultural Region. On December 11, the Labor Government announced plans for a new inner-city school in Subiaco at a cost of $68 million. By December 13th the Minister for Education, with the Premier nowhere to be seen, was left to announce $64 million in education cuts in the name of budget repair.

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Excellence at Manjimup Senior High School

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to Manjimup Senior High School on the outstanding exam results achieved after it was recently revealed they ranked eighth of all WA schools.

“It is very encouraging to see a regional public school achieve such a high average exam result in the Year 12 end of year exams,” Mr Redman said.

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Labor’s Regional Rip Off Now Targeting Ag Colleges

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC says that the Labor Government’s plan to pull out 20 percent of funds from the Agricultural Education Farm Provisions Trust each year is a further extension of the regional rip-off being perpetrated by the McGowan Government.

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Labor to raid Trust funds from WA Colleges of Agriculture

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is dismayed with the Labor McGowan Government proposal to annually raid 20 percent of funds from the Agricultural Education Farm Provisions Trust.

The five WA agricultural colleges – Cunderdin, Denmark, Harvey, Morawa and Narrogin, as well as the Esperance SHS Farm Training Centre each contribute 40 percent of farm revenue to the Trust monthly.

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VacSwim to cost families more

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is frustrated with the McGowan Labor Government’s latest announcement that families will be forced to pay around double for children to participate in VacSwim classes.

Labor Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue Ellery announced that fees for a 10 day program will increase from $13.50 to $30, or $20 for families with a concession card.

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