Re-opening date welcomed but Labor must turbocharge COVID-19 preparedness

The Opposition has welcomed the re-opening date for Western Australia but called on the Labor Government to turbocharge WA’s vaccination rates and COVID preparedness over the next seven weeks. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the announcement of WA’s re-opening date will give families and businesses certainty to plan for 2022, but WA’s hospitals must be…

Aldridge obtains clarification on emergency service vaccination directions

Farmers and landowners responding to fires and emergencies on their properties will not be captured by the State Government’s vaccination mandate for fire and emergency service volunteers. Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Martin Aldridge, raised the point of concern directly with Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson last week, following weeks of muddled messages…

Government’s haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

Failures, inaction and missed opportunities in the emergency services portfolio threaten to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the southern high threat fire period begins today. Shadow Emergency Services Minister Martin Aldridge said the State Government’s slapdash approach to the impending southern bushfire season had created unnecessary angst…

Rushed bill by Labor defies accountability and consultation

The Opposition has condemned the Labor Government for rushing through yet another important piece of legislation, after the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 passed through the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday night. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said she was disappointed Labor would work to ram through a Bill of such sensitivity and significance, without public consultation…