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New 60km/hr speed zone for Hibbertia Way

An extension of the 60km/hr speed zone on Great Northern Highway south of Bindoon has been roundly welcomed by local Bindoon Vista Estate residents.

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Nats call on Labor slush fund to be referred to special inquiry

The Nationals WA have called for a special inquiry into a McGowan Government program which splurged $39 million of taxpayer money on pet Labor projects, including a Perth-based Chihuahua rescue service.

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New Figures Confirm Labor has Abandoned Roe

20 December 2017

Millions of dollars of Royalties for Regions funding has been ripped out of Roe by the McGowan Government, letting down regional communities says Member for Roe Peter Rundle.

New figures tabled in State Parliament by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development confirm the extent of the hatchet taken to local projects.

Regional families, education, pensioners and community infrastructure has been hit hardest with funding for programmes such as the Boarding Away from Home Allowance, Community Pool Revitalisation, Community Resource Centres and the Country Age pension Fuel Card slashed by a combined $25 million.

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Labor Bows to Nationals Pressure for Animal Welfare Inquiry

WA’s Agriculture Minister today referred her own contentious animal welfare legislation to a Parliamentary Committee following pressure from The Nationals WA, who say it didn’t meet industry or community expectations.

Agriculture spokesman Colin de Grussa, who led the charge for the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 to be put under the microscope, said the legislation required significant alterations before it would be supported by The Nationals WA.

He said the Minister’s referral was an admission she had rushed legislation into Parliament for political reasons to meet her own animal welfare agenda.

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Rundle Welcomes Government Action on Cliffs Closure

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum that the Government is in talks with parties interested in filling the gap left by the closure of Cliffs Koolyanobbing mine. 

Minister Bill Johnston told Parliament that his office, together with representatives from the Premier’s Office, the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Regional Development have met with a number of parties who are either engaged in discussions with Cliffs to potentially acquire its Koolyanobbing assets, or interested in facilitating other parties using  those assets.

Under questioning from Mr Rundle in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti failed to commit to establishing a Government taskforce similar to the one formed after the Ravensthorpe Mine closed in 2017.

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Rundle Concerned About Future of Esperance Workers

20 March 2018

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has expressed his concern regarding the future of workers in Esperance after Cliffs announced they would cease shipping iron ore through Esperance by the end of June.

Cliffs formally notified contractors on Monday that it would wind down its business by 30 June, which supports hundreds of jobs at the mine, along the railway and haulage route and at the Port of Esperance.

Mr Rundle said that he was concerned for the future of workers in Esperance, as they faced imminent redundancies.

 

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Transport Minister Fails to Grasp Seriousness of Bullying Claims

Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti is failing to acknowledge the seriousness of bullying and harassment claims at Southern Ports Authority Port of Esperance after refusing to commit to visiting the town, according to Peter Rundle MLA and Hon Colin de Grussa MLA.

Member for Roe Mr Rundle questioned the Minister in Parliament last week, asking when she would visit Esperance to discuss these matters directly with distressed employees.

“I had to ask the Minister twice when she intended to visit Esperance and she refused to commit to a visit,” Mr Rundle said.

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Reverse the cuts now, Parliament tells McGowan

The Upper House of the Western Australian Parliament is demanding the McGowan Government reverse its cruel cuts to regional education.

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Communities back camp schools in face of Labor’s forced closures

Nationals WA Member for the South West Colin Holt tabled petitions in Parliament yesterday with more than 3,000 signatures calling for the State Government to reverse its decision to close Camp Schools at Bridgetown and Pemberton.

“Over half the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes total population have come forward to fight this attack on regional education” Mr Holt said.

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Racing must come first if TAB sale is to go ahead

The McGowan Government must shed the financial blinkers and ensure Western Australia’s racing industry emerges from the sale of the TAB entrenched in the winner’s circle.

The Nationals racing spokesperson Colin Holt said he was increasingly concerned the privatisation of the TAB was being hijacked by Treasury, with the ongoing viability of the racing industry a mere afterthought.

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