Labor blocks briefing on rock lobster reforms

The Nationals WA have expressed concerns after a request to be briefed on the State Government’s controversial rock lobster reforms was denied. Spokesperson for fisheries Colin de Grussa said Nationals MPs had been seeking a briefing from Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly since the reforms were announced in December. “More than a month since making his…

Labor again found keeping secrets from the public

The McGowan Government’s obsession with secret deals and hiding information from the West Australian public has again been laid bare. The Auditor General today found the Minister for Regional Development’s decision to withhold details regarding Labor’s election promise to build a wave farm off the Albany coast was unreasonable and inappropriate. Energy spokesperson Terry Redman…

“One size fits all” approach to Pilbara alcohol problems won’t work

The Nationals WA have rebuked the Director of Liquor Licensing’s attempt to curb alcohol abuse in the Pilbara, questioning whether the “one size fits all” approach will achieve harm reduction without community buy-in and a comprehensive Government response.   Deputy Leader and local MP Jacqui Boydell said the heavy-handed restrictions were an “erosion of personal rights”…