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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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Rundle Welcomes Federal Infrastructure Funding for Roe

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has welcomed funding announced for projects in the electorate through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Projects led by the Shire of Williams and the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup successfully applied for the first round of BBRF funding as part, which was announced by Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash on Friday.

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Rundle Urges Roe Residents Share Views on Unaffordable Air Travel

Local MP Peter Rundle MLA is urging residents across the region to voice their concerns about the cost of intrastate air travel at Parliamentary hearings in regional locations later this month.

Mr Rundle encouraged Roe residents to take the opportunity to appear before the Economics and Industry Standing Committee’s enquiry into regular public transport air routes at the Shire of Esperance Administration Building on 30 August 2017 to ensure their views are heard. 

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Youth in Roe Encouraged to Nominate for Heywire

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA is encouraging young people aged 16 - 22 across the region with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition.

Each year, regional ABC stations select a winning Heywire competition entry to represent their part of Australia, with winners afforded the opportunity to work alongside ABC staff to produce their story to be featured on ABC radio.

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de Grussa Disappointed Geraldton Airport Expansion Misses Take Off

Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa MLC has expressed his disappointment that the Geraldton Airport expansion project has been put on hold, with the Federal Government not committing to funding the project.

The expansion is expected to cost $23 million, with the City of Greater Geraldton planning to contribute $6.5 million, and hoping for $10 million from the Federal Government and a further $6.5 million from the State Government.

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DE GRUSSA WELCOMES $3M FOR WA CROP RESEARCH HUB

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed today’s announcement that Murdoch University has received a $3 million grant to establish a new Crop Research Hub.

 

Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce MP announced the funding today through the Grains Industry Infrastructure Grant for Murdoch University, who will establish the WA Crop Research Hub in collaboration with Curtin University and the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

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