Major supermarkets need to meet consumer egg-spectations

The Nationals WA have written to all major supermarket chains in WA seeking an explanation for the current egg shortage and requesting further information on supermarket pricing decisions and auditing and traceability processes. Agricultural spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC said the letter was prompted following regular meetings with WA egg producers. “Egg producers are deeply…

Lacklustre Leadership Leaves DPIRD Staff Leaking Confidence

The Nationals WA have used the Parliament to call on the McGowan Labor Government to immediately take action in response to overwhelming job losses and rife mental health concerns plaguing the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa yesterday moved a motion regarding the significant adverse impact machinery of…

Labor not concerned by criminal animal activists

The McGowan Government has seemingly abandoned its pledge to prioritise legislation to deter animal activists from committing crimes against lawfully operating WA farms and businesses. Labor MP Darren West, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, confirmed the Government’s reprioritisation this week, stating: “it’s time to stop talking about vegans” and “vegans are nowhere…

Geraldton Fishermen’s Cooperative Recognised for International Excellence

Member for the Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa congratulates the Geraldton Fishermen’s Cooperative, who were winners at this week’s Australia-China Business Awards. GFC took out the elite Business Excellence Award for Agriculture, Food and Beverage, amongst stiff competition from much bigger organisations. Mr de Grussa said the GFC were very deserving winners of this award.…