Upgrades to Esperance performing arts venues

Venues in Esperance, including the town’s historic Bijou Theatre, will benefit from the latest round of Regional Venues Improvement Fund grants. The Regional Venues Improvement Fund (RVIF) is part of the State Government’s $24 million investment over four years in regional culture and arts through the Creative Regions Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.…

More options to effectively deal with low level, first-time offenders

Courts will be given more options when sentencing low-level offenders in an effort to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Western Australia’s criminal justice system. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said he supported the introduction of the Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into State Parliament. “This Bill proposes to…

New WA Meth Helpline provides free support

The State Government has launched a dedicated, free Meth Helpline to expand the fight against methamphetamine use in Western Australia.   Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the important service was another initiative of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy announced in this year’s State Budget.   “Meth is…