‘Roger’s Razor Gang’ to hit regional health

The State Government has refused to rule out closing regional nursing posts and district hospitals under Labor’s new “razor gang”, threatening to plunge regional health back into the dark old days of pre-Royalties for Regions. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies today questioned Health Minister Roger Cook in Parliament over his Sustainable Health Review, which…

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PremierMark McGowan lacks the courage to enter negotiations with the State’s biggest miningcompanies to update an outdated 1960s charge in their State Agreements.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…

Productivity Commission recommends winding up telecommunications USO

Member for the Agricultural Region and Commerce spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said has welcomed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to wind up the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO). Mr Aldridge said if implemented, the recommendation could deliver a guaranteed baseline service for both voice and data for the first time.After giving evidence to the…

The Nationals WA welcomes new PNP members

Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies MLA has congratulated incoming Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa MLC on their entry to State Parliament.  Ms Davies said both Mr Rundle and Mr de Grussa brought extensive experience to the Parliamentary National Party (PNP) and were…

Budget exposes WA MPs hypocrisy

The 2017 Federal Budget has reaffirmed the failure of Western Australia’s 16 Federal Liberal MPs to properly represent their State. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said the pitiful $226 million GST top-up for WA, outlined in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget, was a mere drop in the ocean compared to the $23 billion tidal wave…