Pressure on Wheatbelt health amid COVID exposure and contract expiry

Merredin District Hospital will face increased pressure following the expiry of funding for a local nurse practitioner, and more recently, confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure site in the community. Shadow Minister for Regional Health Martin Aldridge MLC wrote to the Health Minister in December requesting urgent assistance to retain a nurse practitioner in the eastern…

Lack of detail in school plan leaves families waiting for answers

The Opposition has expressed disappointment in the lack of detail and definitions in today’s announcement of the Safe Return to School Plan, which has left parents waiting for answers. Shadow Education Minister Peter Rundle said the Labor Government continued to withhold vital information around close contacts and isolation requirements, which will be necessary for education…

Labor’s re-opening date ‘backflip’ prevents access to skilled ag workers

Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has called for the Labor Government to provide clarity on how the current agriculture worker crisis will be addressed, following the Premier’s sudden ‘backflip’ on the State’s re-opening date and retraction of the Safe Transition Plan. Mr de Grussa said farmers had thought the February 5 re-opening…