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,…

In-depth consultation needed following passing of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The Opposition has called for in-depth consultation during the development of regulations for the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, after the legislation passed through Parliament last night. Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister Vince Catania said Labor rammed the highly sensitive and important bill through Parliament, ignoring proper process, so extensive meetings must occur before rules are…