Police shortage in regional WA

The McGowan Government’s refusal to keep its election pay promise to WA Police is hindering the State’s ability to attract officers to regional areas. The Nationals spokesperson for police Hon Marin Aldridge MLC said new statistics revealed country police stations looking to fill 44 vacancies had received zero applications in recent months. “WA Police Regional…

The Nationals WA welcomes new PNP members

Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies MLA has congratulated incoming Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa MLC on their entry to State Parliament.  Ms Davies said both Mr Rundle and Mr de Grussa brought extensive experience to the Parliamentary National Party (PNP) and were…

Budget exposes WA MPs hypocrisy

The 2017 Federal Budget has reaffirmed the failure of Western Australia’s 16 Federal Liberal MPs to properly represent their State. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said the pitiful $226 million GST top-up for WA, outlined in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget, was a mere drop in the ocean compared to the $23 billion tidal wave…

Nationals committed to strong local government sector

The Nationals WA have rejected Corruption and Crime Commission head John McKechnie’s blanket criticism of regional local governments, saying it will make it harder to attract good quality candidates as councillors and staff.   Ms Davies said she was disappointed Mr McKechnie publicly tarred all regional WA councils with a brush of mismanagement and incompetence. …

Labor short on detail of forced amalgamations

WA Nationals Leader Mia Davies says Mark McGowan’s plan to dilute the Department of Regional Development shows just how low regional Western Australia is on Labor’s list of priorities.   “That regional development is to become just an add-on, rather than a stand-alone department, should strike fear in the hearts of all regional Western Australians,”…