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.…

Attempt to convince local workers to help with harvest another failure by Labor

Shadow Agriculture Minister Colin DeGrussa has taken aim at the Labor Government’s announcement to re-use the Primary Industries Workers Regional Travel and Accommodation Support Scheme, implemented last year to make up for worker shortfalls. Mr de Grussa said the original scheme was built around the flawed premise of being able to convince local workers to…