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Private Members Bill to create new Legislative Assembly electorates

The Nationals WA will introduce legislation to Parliament today aimed at the creation of two additional electoral districts in Western Australia.

Member for the Agricultural Region, Martin Aldridge MLC, will table the Constitution and Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 during Private Members Business today.

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Road safety strategy failing regional motorists after horror weekend

A horror weekend on WA roads has prompted Nationals WA MP Martin Aldridge to call for an urgent review of the State Government’s road safety activities.

Mr Aldridge accused the State Government of sitting idly on more than $140 million of road safety funding while regional motorists were losing their lives.

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Huge uptake for Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card

More than 86 per cent of eligible emergency service volunteer groups across regional Western Australia have applied to receive the Royalties for Regions-funded Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card (ESVFC).

Applications closed for the card on January 10, six weeks after they opened in November, and saw a staggering 807 out of 933 eligible organisations apply for the ESVFC.

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Nationals oppose forced local government reform

The Nationals WA have once again voiced their opposition in Parliament to forced local government reform, after the City of Perth Bill 2015 came before the Legislative Council this week.

The Bill, which seeks to forcefully expand the City of Perth boundary, is the product of the State Government’s flawed local government reform process spanning several years.

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The Nationals WA assemble all-star team to safeguard Royalties for Regions

The Nationals WA have announced an all-star team to stand up for regional WA at the 2017 State Election.

Leader of The Nationals WA, Terry Redman, said a strong, independent, and passionate team had assembled to represent the best interests of regional families, businesses and communities.

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Boost for Mining and Pastoral Region mobile communications

Ten regional communities will benefit from a boost in mobile communications in the near future, thanks to the Mobile Black Spot Programme and Royalties for Regions.

The $132 million program is supported by the Federal Government and the Royalties for Regions funded Regional Telecommunications Project.

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Final Stage of upgrades to Denham's water supply scheme complete

Water Corporation has completed a $7.8 million suite of projects to improve Denham’s water supply scheme, including the construction of a new water storage tank for the town.

Member for North West Central Vince Catania said the new 200,000 litre capacity tank was the last project to be completed as part of the suite of upgrades.

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More scrutiny needed on Mining Bill

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC has called for the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to be referred to Parliamentary Committee to ensure it is properly scrutinised before it is passed through the Upper House.

Ms Boydell said referral to Committee was needed to afford prospectors and small miners the thorough consultation process they deserved.

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Dongara, Badgingarra to host Water for Food talks

Water is an extremely precious resource, and Hon Martin Aldridge MLC wants Mid West and Central Midlands locals to attend two upcoming public briefings on the Royalties for Regions funded Water for Food initiative.

An invitation has been extended to local stakeholders and community members to attend the meetings, the first of which will be held at the Priory Hotel in Dongara between 12 and 1.30pm on February 9.

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