DE GRUSSA WELCOMES $3M FOR WA CROP RESEARCH HUB

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed today’s announcement that Murdoch University has received a $3 million grant to establish a new Crop Research Hub.   Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce MP announced the funding today through the Grains Industry Infrastructure Grant for Murdoch University, who will establish the…

ELECTORATE OFFICE LOOKS AT BIG PICTURE

Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and Peter Rundle MLA welcomed a fresh face to the office in recent weeks, by hosting Campbell McKenzie, a student from the Esperance Anglican Community School as part of their Big Picture Education programme. The Esperance Anglican Community School recently introduced the Big Picture education programme, an innovative method of…

DE GRUSSA WELCOMES NEW BIOSECURITY RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed last week’s announcement that the National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research.  The NBC endorsed the following national Research, Development and Extension priorities: Prevention – data…

Labor shamelessly slugs households to ‘fix’ Budget

Western Australian households will be forced to fix the State Budget because PremierMark McGowan lacks the courage to enter negotiations with the State’s biggest miningcompanies to update an outdated 1960s charge in their State Agreements. The McGowan Government this week announced staggering increases to everyday fees and charges, including electricity (up 10.9 per cent per annum)…

Labor finally support Water for Food but is it too late?

Questions asked by The Nationals in Parliament have revealed the State Government will finally commit support for two key projects under the Water for Food program created by the previous Liberal-National Government. The Labor Government confirmed this week it had sought support from the Commonwealth for the Myalup-Wellington Dam Project and Southern Forrest Irrigation Scheme after dragging their heels…