Local Member secures support for the fishing industry during COVID-19 pandemic

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney has welcomed the Federal Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism announced last night as part of a $170 million initiative to support  agricultural and fisheries sectors dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Having written to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack last week seeking support for primary producers in WA to…

Nationals call for clampdown on shoppers raiding country supermarkets

The Nationals WA are calling for greater co-ordination and support for regional supermarkets facing large numbers of shoppers from outside their district ‘raiding’ local supplies. It comes after a number of reports of supermarket, grocery store and pharmacy shelves being cleaned out of stock by panic buyers in country towns including Brookton, Denmark, Moora, Merredin,…