Call for State, Commonwealth support to develop alternative interstate route

The Nationals WA have called on the State and Federal governments to prioritise an alternative transport route to ensure WA remains connected to the nation during times of disaster. Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell has written to Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack this week urging Commonwealth support…

Water Relief for Grass Patch

The Nationals WA agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC has welcomed today’s announcement officially declaring water deficiency in Grass Patch.   Water deficiency was also declared in the Jerramungup North area, and water will begin to be carted to the two locations from tomorrow.   Mr de Grussa said he was relieved the farmers in…

Collie Fire Trucks

Collie community sees red after local businesses denied fire truck contract

The Nationals WA have accused the McGowan Government of undercutting regional businesses by awarding a $125 million firefighting equipment contract to a Perth manufacturer. Member for Roe Peter Rundle said it was bewildering the Malaga-based company had been granted the contract and then been provided with an extra $2.5 million to establish a manufacturing operation…

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…