Nationals call for consumers to have right to repair

The Nationals WA have called on the Federal Government to introduce “right to repair” legislation, which would require manufacturers to provide consumers with genuine replacement parts, tools and repair documentation. Spokesperson for agriculture Colin de Grussa said that big tech companies and manufacturers in the agricultural industry were making it increasingly more difficult for consumers…

MacTiernan leaving WA regions in mobile black spot

The Nationals WA have accused Alannah MacTiernan of misleading Parliament after a botched last-minute attempt to address mobile blackspot funding. Ms MacTiernan told Parliament on Tuesday that she had written to Federal Minister Bridget McKenzie to request more time to submit locations to the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program. However, The Nationals WA spokesperson for…

WA TAB sale must strengthen country racing

The Nationals WA will not support the McGowan Government’s sale of the WA TAB without a demonstrated and preserved benefit for regional race clubs and participants. Racing and gaming spokesperson Colin Holt undertook years of consultation and groundwork on the sale process as a former Minister in the Liberal-National Government and said he was pleased…

Minister shirks responsibility for volunteer retention

The Nationals have accused the Minister for Volunteering of abdicating his responsibilities after he failed to answer a question relating to volunteer retention in Parliament. The Nationals WA spokesperson for volunteering Peter Rundle said recent media reports had highlighted the struggle many regional emergency service organisations face in retaining volunteers. “Research has found that regional…

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,…