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Cuts to regional education disadvantage families and children

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is outraged the McGowan Labor Government has cut a raft of regional educational programs that will limit learning opportunities for school children.

School camps at Bridgetown and Pemberton are set to close at the end of 2018 despite covering most of their costs and offering high quality educational experiences.

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Labor's Lack of Organisation Lets Down Volunteer Groups

8 December 2017

The Labor Government has failed volunteer emergency services by dragging their heels on opening applications for the Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme.

Nationals WA spokesperson for Emergency Services Hon Colin de Grussa MLC said with the fire season afoot and emergency service volunteers facing a busy holiday season, it was ludicrous that eligible Brigades, Groups and Units (BGUs) could still not apply for cards.

When questioned by Mr de Grussa in Parliament yesterday about the application delay, the Minister for Emergency Services was still unable to advise of an opening date.

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Rundle - Labor Demonstrates Utter Disrespect for Regional Families

14 December 2017

Nationals WA education and training spokesperson Peter Rundle MLA has slammed the McGowan Government for their utter disregard for regional families after yesterday’s announcement of $64 million of cruel cuts to the education system over four years.

These cuts include closing Schools of the Air, six camp schools and the Moora and Northam Residential Colleges while also slashing Gifted and Talented programmes in 18 schools and raising fees for VacSwim classes.

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Nationals WA Call for Apology to Victims of Child Sex Abuse

9 November 2017

The Nationals WA have condemned the McGowan Government for their failure to introduce legislation to remove the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse.

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA spoke in Parliament yesterday, lambasting the Premier and the Attorney General for promising to introduce the legislation as a priority, and consequently misleading victims by failing to do so.

“When in opposition the Premier and the Attorney General promised on numerous occasions that this would be the first piece of legislation they would introduce when in Government,” Mr Rundle said.

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Nationals WA Supporting WA's Historical Jetties

13 September 2017

Three Nationals WA MPs are drafting a Private Member’s Bill that will require the State Government to retain, restore and maintain all Western Australia’s three remaining timber jetties.

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA, Member for North West Central Vince Catania and Member for the South West Hon Colin Holt MLC hope to present a draft bill to the National Party Room in the coming months.

Mr Rundle is a vocal supporter of restoration of the Esperance Tanker Jetty, which has been closed since November 2015.

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Labor lets down emergency volunteer groups

The Labor Government has failed volunteer emergency services by dragging their heels on opening applications for the Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme.

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said with the fire season afoot and emergency service volunteers facing a busy holiday season, it was ludicrous that eligible Brigades, Groups and Units (BGUs) could still not apply for the cards.

When questioned in Parliament yesterday about the application delay, the Minister for Emergency Services was still unable to advise of a specific opening date.

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Love: Labor neglects Jurien Bay Marina

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has slammed the McGowan Government for neglecting the Jurien Bay Marina in favour of extravagant commitments in the metropolitan area.

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New report shows value of grower groups

The Nationals WA have labelled Grower Groups as economically beneficial to local and regional communities.

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Campaign promoting road safety launched

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is keen to promote the 2017 WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign, which was recently launched and runs until January 5 next year.

The campaign is committed to improving road safety by increasing awareness, getting the community involved and working together to reduce road fatalities and injuries in Western Australia.

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Love welcomes Indian Ocean Drive safety review

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed recommendations to improve road safety on Indian Ocean Drive in line with the findings of a review of the road.

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