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The Nationals WA welcome Toodyay pool

The Nationals WA have welcomed Federal Government funding of $4.7 million towards a swimming pool and other sport and recreation facilities in Toodyay.

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Mining Rehab Fund to create ongoing work for Aboriginal rangers

The Nationals WA have sown the seeds for a new policy to utilise the near-dormant Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) to create ongoing, on-country Aboriginal ranger jobs.

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McGowan backflips on virtual gaming in pubs and clubs

A State Government discussion paper reveals Mark McGowan would permit the roll out of virtual gaming machines to WA pubs and clubs despite blasting an identical proposal just two years ago.

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Labor puts city safety ahead of country lives

The Nationals WA have slammed Labor for putting the lives of city dwellers ahead of those in the bush after confirmation the McGowan Government pulled more than $10 million out of a road safety fund to pay for a new police helicopter.

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Eneabba memorial prompts heritage walk

The Eneabba community’s enthusiastic response to a memorial dedicated to its war service pioneers has prompted the town to take on a further project.

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Minister Fails to Commit to Esperance Port Employees

Member for Roe Peter Rundle has said that the Minister for Transport has merely paid lip service to Southern Ports Authority Port of Esperance employees following today’s resignation of SPA Chief Executive Officer.  

Mr Rundle questioned the Minister for Transport in Question Time today, asking what assurances the Minister could provide that this change in leadership will not disrupt efforts to secure new clients in Esperance.

“SPA staff in Esperance currently face huge uncertainty, and are experiencing poor workplace culture,” Mr Rundle said.

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The Nationals play key role in expanding construction training fund

A push by The Nationals WA to remove the resource industry's long-standing exemption from a training fund has been adopted by the McGowan Government.

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Aldridge questions use of road safety funds on helicopter

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Police and Road Safety Hon Martin Aldridge MLC has taken issue with the State Government’s direction of an independent road safety body to buy a new helicopter for the WA Police Force.

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WA budget gets poor reception

The Nationals WA spokesperson for regional communications Martin Aldridge MLC has slammed the McGowan Government for its lack of funding for mobile blackspots in regional Western Australia.

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Division Response Capacity Questionable: de Grussa

The Nationals WA emergency services spokesman Colin de Grussa says the Labor Government’s capacity to improve response to fire under its Rural Fire Division model remains unclear.

Mr de Grussa, who was briefed by the Minister this week and asked further questions in Parliament, said while the new model favourably focused on mitigation programs, there was little evidence to suggest emergency response would be bolstered.

“What we see is status quo for a large proportion of operational response including several associations and organisations under the same old operations arm of the Department,” he said.

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