Wheatbelt Art Prize sets new benchmark

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies has said the 2017 Wheatbelt Art Prize has exceeded expectations and continues to grow as a permanent fixture in the region’s arts and culture scene. The weekend event at Cummins Theatre offered a combined prize purse of almost $9000, attracted close to 160 entries across nine categories and included…

Regional job opportunities lost due to RfR cuts

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman made the point in Parliament that the recently tabled McGowan Labor Party’s Jobs Bill is full of rhetoric but lacks substance. Mr Redman also stressed that the Royalties for Regions initiative had included significant regional investment that made a difference to job creation, and that employment opportunities are now lost…

Nationals WA: Labor all talk no action

Nationals WA Science and Innovation spokesman Colin de Grussa MLC has labelled the Labor Government the “Government of talk not action” following the announcement of yet another summit. Mr de Grussa said the McGowan Government was using forums to tick the “consultation” box without engaging in proper consultative processes. “These summits are talkfests, which the…

Police shortage in regional WA

The McGowan Government’s refusal to keep its election pay promise to WA Police is hindering the State’s ability to attract officers to regional areas. The Nationals spokesperson for police Hon Marin Aldridge MLC said new statistics revealed country police stations looking to fill 44 vacancies had received zero applications in recent months. “WA Police Regional…