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Tax threshold proposal to ease pain for small business

The Nationals WA are moving to protect businesses from the full brunt of cruel payroll tax hikes being imposed by the McGowan Government.

Treasury and finance spokesman Terry Redman will move an amendment to lift the payroll tax exemption threshold from $850,000 to $1 million.

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Play money for Regional Childcare Services

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is a great advocate of regional childcare services saying they deliver enjoyable social times for children, and provide choices for parents to participate in activities or take up work opportunities.

“Families in the regions need the same level of access to quality childcare as those in metropolitan areas, however they face unique challenges due to issues such as distance, isolation and a lack of resources,” Mr Redman said.

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Government at odds on CRC Network future

Nationals WA member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is ramping up pressure on the State Government to clarify how Community Resources Centres (CRC) will be impacted by Budget cuts.

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Congratulations to newly elected Councillors

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to all newly elected and re-elected local government councillors.

“Putting yourself forward to run for Council can be daunting, and I commend all candidates who nominated to represent their community,” Mr Redman said.

“Candidates deserve our thanks for their willingness to step up to assume a leadership position.”

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Regional job opportunities lost due to RfR cuts

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman made the point in Parliament that the recently tabled McGowan Labor Party’s Jobs Bill is full of rhetoric but lacks substance.

Mr Redman also stressed that the Royalties for Regions initiative had included significant regional investment that made a difference to job creation, and that employment opportunities are now lost with recent cuts to the program. 

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Interactive RfR Map Disappears

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is frustrated with the removal of the on-line Royalties for Regions investment map and is critical of the McGowan Labor Party for their lack of transparency regarding regional investment.

The interactive map – previously located at http://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au was launched by The Nationals while in government as a way of providing transparent and readily accessible data about Royalties for Regions.

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Future of Moora Residential College uncertain

The Nationals WA have used Parliament this week to confirm that almost $155,000 had been wasted planning the much needed $8.7 million redevelopment of the Moora Residential College after Labor abandoned the project following the recent State election.

 

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Geraldton Hospital left in limbo

THE McGowan Government pre-election promise of $45 million for upgrades to Geraldton Hospital remains in limbo.

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Support Our Community Resource Centres

Confirmation of cuts to the State’s CRC Network in the McGowan Government’s first budget has triggered a grassroots campaign to demonstrate the value and importance of CRC services to regional communities.

Support our CRCs was launched today, with Member for Warren Blackwood, Terry Redman throwing his support behind the campaign.

“Our regional communities are appalled by the 40 per cent cut to funding for CRCs in the State Budget,” Mr Redman said.

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Love condemns axing of Northam - Pithara Rd upgrade

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has widely condemned the Labor Government’s decision not to fund the upgrade of the Northam – Pithara Road.

 

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