Nationals secure additional payment for regional taxi operators

The Nationals WA have secured an additional payment for regional taxi operators – worth $500 per vehicle – to assist them with meeting the costs imposed by the State Government’s new taxi reforms. The Transport (Road Passenger Services) Bill 2018 passed through State Parliament’s Legislative Assembly this week. The Bill will bring all on-demand passenger transport operators,…

Call to nominate mobile black spots

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Regional Communications Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is calling on the community to identify and nominate mobile black spots for the next round of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Round 4 of the program was announced in June this year with the Federal Government investing $25 million to eliminate…

Be a berry good citizen; Nats urge shoppers to go out and buy WA strawberries

The Nationals WA have thrown the party’s support behind West Australian strawberry farmers in their time of need, urging consumers to ‘cut strawberries up, not out’. Spokesperson for agriculture Colin de Grussa said WA’s strawberry industry had been thrown into disarray following reports of contaminated produce in recent days. “Local growers have been forced to…

Labor gets SMART – finally

After months of calling for the McGowan Government to remove its head from the sand, The Nationals WA have welcomed Labor’s latest backflip to trial SMART drum lines off the South West coast. Fisheries spokesperson Colin de Grussa said a series of meetings with NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair had convinced him of the…