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DE GRUSSA WELCOMES NEW BIOSECURITY RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed last week’s announcement that the National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research. 

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ELECTORATE OFFICE LOOKS AT BIG PICTURE

Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and Peter Rundle MLA welcomed a fresh face to the office in recent weeks, by hosting Campbell McKenzie, a student from the Esperance Anglican Community School as part of their Big Picture Education programme.

The Esperance Anglican Community School recently introduced the Big Picture education programme, an innovative method of education that allows students to experience a personalised learning plan, which is based on a child’s own interests and passions.

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Nationals call on Oakajee funds to remain in Mid West

The Nationals WA Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has slammed federal treasurer Scott Morrison for his plans to steal $339 million of infrastructure funding from the Mid West.

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Building Better Regions Success for Waroona Aged Housing

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC has congratulated not-for-profit aged care organisation Quambie Park Inc. on their successful application to the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

The $1,674,940 grant will go towards the Waroona Housing Options Village to provide affordable accommodation for the aged, including the construction of nine disability modified accommodation units as well as a community hub building and communal gardens.

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Love puts Mid West infrastructure priorities front-and-centre

The Nationals WA Member for Moore Shane Love MLA put Mid West and Wheatbelt infrastructure priorities front-and-centre during a meeting with Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester this week.

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Youth in Moore encouraged to nominate for Heywire

Local MP Shane Love MLA is encouraging young people aged 16-22 in Moore with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition.

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Love welcomes biosecurity capacity review

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s move to review Western Australia's biosecurity response capabilities with a focus on resolving market access issues.

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Lithium project a litmus test for Labor

The McGowan Government’s regional development credentials are set to be severely tested as negotiations begin over the future location of a multi-million dollar lithium refinery. 

 

Kidman Resources last week flagged Kemerton Industrial Park, 10 minutes north east of Bunbury, the Mungari Industrial Estate, 20 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Kwinana as possible locations for the refinery which will process lithium from the company’s Mt Holland lithium mine in the Goldfields.

 

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC said it was incumbent on the McGowan Government to step up and advocate for the project to be regionally based. 

 

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State Government adopts Nationals’ telecommunications plan

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s decision to adopt the $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Fund (ATF) – a central pillar of The Nationals’ telecommunication policy.

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Rundle - GG Funding Cut a Blow to Grower Groups

WA agricultural grower groups are the latest victim in Labor’s war on Royalties for Regions, after it was confirmed $6 million would be cut from the Grower Group Research and Development Grant (GGRDG) program.

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