The Nationals WA to give PATS a much-needed booster shot

The Nationals WA will ensure access to specialist medical care is more equitable for regional West Australians by boosting the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) to bring it in line with patient, community and health sector expectations. The $58 million commitment announced by Leader Mia Davies with candidate for Kalgoorlie Rowena Olsen in the Goldfields…

GOVERNMENT REVERSES ITS DECISION TO TRANSFER PERMITS FOR WILD DOG CONTROL TO VOLUNTEERS

The Nationals spokesperson for Agriculture, Colin de Grussa has welcomed the announcement today that the Government’s had reversed its decision to effectively transfer all legal liability and risk for the control of wild dogs on government land to Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBG). Under a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) issued to RBGs by the Department…

Shortfall in police numbers leaves Geraldton short changed

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney is disappointed that the shortfall of authorised police officers in the Gascoyne-Midwest region is continuously ignored by the Labor State Government. When this concerning matter was raised during Question Time yesterday, the Minister tried to shift the blame onto the previous Liberal-National Government, claiming no Royalties for Regions funding had…

Minister asleep at the wheel of Kalgoorlie Inspection and Decontamination Facility

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Colin de Grussa says the Labor Government is putting animal welfare and the State’s biosecurity at risk amid concerns about the current operations of the Kalgoorlie Inspection and Decontamination Facility. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, under the control of the Minister for Agriculture Alannah MacTiernan, operates…

Split flawed animal welfare/trespass Bill or we’ll introduce our own: Nationals

The Nationals WA have outlined a series of amendments to the State Government’s controversial Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 aimed at improving the Bill in line with community and industry expectations. Leader Mia Davies said debate had commenced on the legislation in Parliament this week with The Nationals WA introducing amendments to…