Blackouts in Northampton and Chapman Valley unacceptable

Efforts to restore power supply following recent blackouts in Northampton and Chapman Valley have been unacceptably slow, given the extreme heat currently being experienced in the regions. Member for Moore Shane Love said local communities are becoming increasingly frustrated at having no access to power during scorching mid-summer days, particularly elderly residents. “Temperatures in the…

Opinion: Haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

The State Government’s haphazard approach to the southern bushfire season has created unnecessary angst for regional volunteers and local governments and threatens to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the season begins. In late November, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council released their seasonal bushfire outlook,…