METRODEBT black hole to be shouldered by WA taxpayers

West Australians will foot the multi-billion dollar bill for the Labor Government’s yet-to-be-funded Metronet projects as costs associated with planning and construction spiral out of control. Under questioning in Parliament last week the Transport Minister confessed the State Government could not put an accurate price tag on the entire project, which is already heavily reliant…

Regional tourism fading under Labor

The Labor Government’s preference to subsidise flights to Broome will come at a cost to other regional Western Australia tourism destinations, according to The Nationals WA. Under questioning in a Budget Estimates hearing, the Tourism Minister admitted his Government had struck a deal to reduce one-way Qantas airfares to Broome over the next 12 months…

Nats welcome McCarthy Review recommendations

The Nationals WA have welcomed the recommendations of the McCarthy Review into live sheep exports.  Leader Mia Davies said the changes, including a reduction of stock numbers on ships during the Middle Eastern summer and prioritising animal welfare over mortality, were positive measures. “Dr McCarthy’s review and the Federal Government’s acceptance of his recommendations mark…

Wyatt’s budget is rotten at the core

The McGowan Government continues to raid Royalties for Regions to pay for day-to-day government services. Leader Mia Davies has slammed Treasurer Ben Wyatt for a smoke-and-mirrors Budget which seeks to build a surplus on the back of cost-shifting more than $1 billion of core services into Royalties for Regions over the next four years. Labor…