Opinion: Haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

The State Government’s haphazard approach to the southern bushfire season has created unnecessary angst for regional volunteers and local governments and threatens to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the season begins. In late November, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council released their seasonal bushfire outlook,…

In-depth consultation needed following passing of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The Opposition has called for in-depth consultation during the development of regulations for the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, after the legislation passed through Parliament last night. Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister Vince Catania said Labor rammed the highly sensitive and important bill through Parliament, ignoring proper process, so extensive meetings must occur before rules are…

Re-opening date welcomed but Labor must turbocharge COVID-19 preparedness

The Opposition has welcomed the re-opening date for Western Australia but called on the Labor Government to turbocharge WA’s vaccination rates and COVID preparedness over the next seven weeks. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the announcement of WA’s re-opening date will give families and businesses certainty to plan for 2022, but WA’s hospitals must be…