Voluntary assisted dying bill passes with regional amendments

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has today completed its passage through the Legislative Council before returning to the Legislative Assembly next week for further consideration of amendments. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge, who supported the carriage of the historic legislation, welcomed the improvements that better recognise the difficulty in delivering end of…

Busselton Margaret River Airport – new terminal needed

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is an outspoken campaigner for a new, purpose built terminal at the Busselton Margaret River Airport, especially since Jetstar’s announcement to run three flights per week between Busselton and Melbourne. Further to Jetstar’s investment, the Business Council of Australia has identified Busselton as one of ten regional centres with the…

Co-operative funding to boost WA agricultural businesses and communities

The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies has welcomed new Federal Government funding for co-operatives that will foster regional business development and boost the economies of rural communities. Ms Davies joined Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridget McKenzie as she announced $2.5 million for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) Southern Cross University $500,000 to…

Time for State Government to step up for drought communities

The McGowan Labor Government is failing pastoralists, farmers and regional communities battling drought across the State. Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies, who joined Member for North West Central Vince Catania and Federal Drought Minister David Littleproud for community meetings in Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, said the Minister’s visit was welcomed and appreciated as the pastoralists and…