Regional WA’s midwifery crisis laid bare

Almost half of all midwifery positions advertised at country West Australian hospitals last year went unfilled, leaving pregnant women and newborn babies vulnerable. The McGowan Government was unable to attract a single midwife to major regional centres Esperance, Carnarvon, Narrogin and Kununurra over the last 12 months despite ten positions being advertised in those locations…

Labor backflips on drone law review

The Nationals WA have criticised the McGowan Labor Government for retreating from a previous commitment to review drone legislation in Western Australia. Agricultural spokesperson Colin de Grussa raised the issue of drone laws during Question Time this week in response to concerns around the use of drones to support criminal activities in regional areas, and…