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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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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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