Fighting back against rural crime

The Nationals WA are helping concerned locals to shine a light on the impact of rural crime on primary producers and regional communities. Stock and equipment theft, rural trespass and illegal hunting are crimes of major concern to rural and isolated communities. As many rural families live and work on the same property, such crimes…

McGowan backflips on virtual gaming in pubs and clubs

A State Government discussion paper reveals Mark McGowan would permit the roll out of virtual gaming machines to WA pubs and clubs despite blasting an identical proposal just two years ago. Labor’s “Future of the Western Australian TAB” discussion paper, released late last month, states the McGowan Government has agreed to consider the inclusion of…

Labor ignoring pleas to fund chopper

The Labor Government is under increasing pressure to fund the South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter’s operation beyond June 2018. Under questioning yesterday from Nationals WA Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman, the Minister for Emergency Services gave no assurance that the State Government would fund the life-saving service past this financial year. “Residents of the South…

It is time for McGowan to pony up over TAB

As a former minister for racing and gaming I was concerned to see the headline “Record TAB cash into racing” in The West Australian earlier this month. (Op-ed, The West Australian 23/08/17) As a former minister for racing and gaming I was concerned to see the headline “Record TAB cash into racing” in The West Australian earlier this month.…