Increased funds for PATS needed to support regional West Australians

Opposition Leader Mia Davies said it was vital for the McGowan Government to increase funding for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme, especially as cost-of-living pressures were biting regional West Australians’ back-pockets. “It’s a miserly Government that refuses to support country patients who are forced to travel when the McGowan Government hands down what we know…

Premier sheepish on live export

Thousands of hard-working West Australians who rely on the live sheep trade for their livelihood are in a state of confusion after a week of uncertainty with Labor Members flip-flopping in their support for the sector. Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has warned regional communities against trusting Labor, after the Premier refused…

Labor’s domestic violence budget announcement falls short

The Opposition has welcomed a State Government commitment of additional funding to combat domestic violence but said there is more to be done. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said Labor’s announcement missed an opportunity to support established services like DVassist, an organisation offering support for regional victims of family and domestic violence. “Likewise, we know that…