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Rapid Government response needed for timber industry workers

Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA is calling the State Government to action over revelations Nannup Timber Processing Mill is shutting its doors.

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Davies delivers maiden State Conference address

Mia Davies has used her inaugural State Conference address as Leader of The Nationals WA to urge the new Labor State Government not to turn its back on regional communities.

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Labor Government turns its back on WA Police

The McGowan Government’s bulging list of broken promises will only grow further if the Premier continues to refuse a new revenue stream for the State Budget.

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Nationals commit to ending lease for new Karratha FIFO camp

The Nationals WA, upon returning to Government, will terminate any lease the McGowan Government signs with Woodside Petroleum to allow the company to operate a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp in Karratha. 

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Government's Head in Sand Over Job Losses in State's South

The State Government is neglecting workers facing unemployment in the south of WA and has failed to outline how it plans to soften the blow up to 500 job losses will have on the regional economy.

Raising the issue in Parliament today, local MP Peter Rundle MLA sought assurance from the State Government that plans were in the pipeline to help transition the region from significant mining and port job cuts. It comes after First Quantum Minerals announced it would be closing its Ravensthorpe operation and Esperance Port confirmed it would make staff reductions last week.

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Rundle & de Grussa - McGowan Government Breaks Promise on Police Pay

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has condemned the McGowan Government for breaking a pre-election commitment to increase the pay of WA Police officers by 1.5 per cent.

With State debt headed toward $42 billion, Mr Rundle said Labor’s decision to cap public sector wage increases at $1,000 would only improve the State Budget bottom-line by $520 million over the next four years – or 1.23 per cent – yet significantly hurt police officers and their families. 

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Rundle & de Grussa - Labor Fail Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Communities

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has slammed the McGowan Labor Government for its failure to support the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun communities as First Quantum Minerals’ Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine transitions in to care and maintenance.

Mr Rundle said it was disappointing no Ministers had visited Ravensthorpe or Hopetoun since FQM announced intentions to cease production at the mine earlier this month.

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Labor Fail Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Communities

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has slammed the McGowan Labor Government for its failure to support the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun communities as First Quantum Minerals’ Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine transitions in to care and maintenance.

Mr Rundle said it was disappointing no Ministers had visited Ravensthorpe or Hopetoun since FQM announced intentions to cease production at the mine earlier this month.

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Plea to retain Agricultural Education Directorate

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman has expressed his dismay that the McGowan Government has abolished the Agricultural Education Directorate in the Department of Education’s central office.

 

“This move is a major blow to secondary agricultural education in this state,” Mr Redman said.

 

Western Australia has five highly regarded Colleges of Agriculture based in Denmark, Harvey, Narrogin, Cunderdin and Morawa.  These colleges have 619 enrolled students most of whom board at the facilities and undertake both academic and farm based activities. These colleges are complemented by numerous agricultural wings at various high schools around the state.

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Federal funding overlooks Toodyay pool

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has expressed his disappointment that Toodyay’s proposed recreation facility has been overlooked in the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

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