Mid West health in crisis: Love

Any potential outbreaks of COVID-19 would pose an enormous risk to patients, given the current state of the Mid West health system, according to Member for Moore, Shane Love MLA. Presenting a grievance to Health Minister Roger Cook in parliament on 28 October, Mr Love said reports of staff shortages, safety risks, under-resourcing, capacity concerns…

Tourism industry meetings leaving key regional locations off the table

Shadow Tourism Minister Vince Catania has described Labor’s series of Tourism industry roundtables as hollow and deficient, leaving many locations and regions without a seat at the table. “This consultation process is nothing more than ‘smoke and mirrors’ by this out-of-touch Government, who are clearly just ticking a box,” Mr Catania said. “The Government has…

Broome’s Cara Peek takes out national title for prestigious Rural Women’s Award

Opposition Leader Mia Davies has congratulated Yawuru Bunuba woman Cara Peek on becoming the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner. Ms Davies said Ms Peek, a Broome-based lawyer, entrepreneur and social innovator, was an outstanding selection by the judges, up against other inspirational women from around the nation. “The Rural Women’s Award celebrates what…

Isolation room flaws leave regional hospitals and communities at risk of COVID-19

Design constraints mean portable isolation rooms purchased by the State Government to protect regional hospitals and communities from COVID-19 may not be functional. Shadow Minister for Regional Health Martin Aldridge said he was shocked after questioning in Parliament revealed the SafeSpear portable isolation equipment deployed by the Health Department to Geraldton Regional Hospital was unusable.…