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Redman: Pensioners hit by lack of CPI increase in Fuel Card

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman expressed his frustration and disappointment that regionally based aged and disability pensioners will end up the losers as the current McGowan Labor Budget rules out any Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases to the Fuel Card.

“It is disgraceful that the McGowan Labor Government has targeted a program that benefits aged and disability pensioners in a bid to save a few dollars,” Mr Redman said.

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Love welcomes $7m funding for Indian Ocean Drive

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed news that $7 million has been committed for the upgrade of Indian Ocean Drive (IOD).

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Redman - Budget hits regional communities

Royalties for Regions is not resting in peace – it is pulled apart, decimated and hurting!

The McGowan Labor Government budget will use $861 million from Royalties for Regions to pay for essential government services such as health, education and water in the regions.  This means money that has always come from general government funds will now be paid from Royalties for Regions, reducing the amount available for regional economic and social development.

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Budget of misery and pain for regional Western Australians

The McGowan Government has delivered a budget of misery and pain for Western Australians without any reduction in debt over the forward estimates.

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Love: Fracking inquiry a furphy

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has condemned the Labor government’s fracking inquiry announced yesterday, labelling it a furphy.

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Labor’s slug on gold miners will cost jobs and investment in regional WA

The Nationals WA will oppose any effort by the McGowan Government to inflict higher royalties on Western Australia’s gold industry.

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Redman - Another broken promise to the bush

Comments by Alannah McTiernan (Royalties pot to fund Budget fix, News, September 2-3) give us the strongest indication yet that Thursday’s budget will see us returning to the dark old days where regional WA was an afterthought. 

Royalties for Regions was introduced by the Nationals in 2008 as a strategy to address the long standing service and infrastructure deficit in regional WA.  And what's more, it didn't happen without the leverage that comes from holding the balance of power in the Legislative Assembly.  A position hard won by the bush. 

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Labor attempts to kill off Royalties for Regions in Moore

The McGowan Labor Government has moved to eradicate the legacy of Royalties for Regions by banning use of the program’s logo.

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Labor attempts to kill off Royalties for Regions legacy in regional WA

The McGowan Labor Government has moved to eradicate the legacy of Royalties for Regions by banning use of the program’s logo.

A directive published on the website of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries states the Royalties for Regions logo “has been discontinued as of 1 July 2017 and should not be used for new projects, and/or new materials for existing projects.”

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Labor attempts to kill off Royalties for Regions

The McGowan Government has begun the process of stripping Royalties for Regions out of the State Budget by banning the use of the program’s logo.

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