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NO GUARANTEE FOR AGED CARE AND HOUSING PROJECTS IN REGIONS

The Nationals WA have condemned the Labor Government for failing to guarantee the future of planned vital aged care and independent living investments across regional WA – leaving too many communities uncertain about the future of the projects flagged for their towns.

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RFR-FUNDED SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS IN DOUBT

The Nationals WA have vowed to hold the new Minister for Sport and Recreation to account after he committed to retain all ten regionally-based Department of Sport and Recreation offices this week.

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CRCs the latest victims of Labor's RfR cuts

Community Resource Centres are in a state of confusion after being informed of drastic changes to their proposed contracts by the Labor Government.

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‘Roger’s Razor Gang’ to hit regional health

The State Government has refused to rule out closing regional nursing posts and district hospitals under Labor’s new “razor gang”, threatening to plunge regional health back into the dark old days of pre-Royalties for Regions.

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Labor finally support Water for Food but is it too late?

Questions asked by The Nationals in Parliament have revealed the State Government will finally commit support for two key projects under the Water for Food program created by the previous Liberal-National Government.

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Labor shamelessly slugs households to ‘fix’ Budget

Western Australian households will be forced to fix the State Budget because Premier
Mark McGowan lacks the courage to enter negotiations with the State’s biggest mining
companies to update an outdated 1960s charge in their State Agreements.

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Nationals welcome AvonLink and MerredinLink continuing

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies has welcomed the continuation of the AvonLink and MerredinLink train services.

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Productivity Commission recommends winding up telecommunications USO

Member for the Agricultural Region and Commerce spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said has welcomed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to wind up the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO).

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More Bushfire Summits needed for adequate regional input

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, expressed his disappointment over the limited number of regionally based attendees invited to the Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in Mandurah.

Mr Redman said he was surprised and astounded that many bushfire brigades in his electorate were not invited to the McGowan Government’s ‘once off’ Bushfire Summit.

“Bushfire mitigation strategies and the proposed regional fire service are very important issues that have serious consequences for communities in the South West.  I would have thought Bushfire Brigades in this area would be invited to contribute to such significant issues,” Mr Redman said.

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Logan’s Figures Greasier than a Fireman’s Pole

Nationals MLC Colin Holt says the community has every right to feel angered by the admission of Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan that no modelling or research has been done to substantiate his claim that establishing a rural fire service would cost $400 million. 

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