Labor finally support Water for Food but is it too late?

Questions asked by The Nationals in Parliament have revealed the State Government will finally commit support for two key projects under the Water for Food program created by the previous Liberal-National Government. The Labor Government confirmed this week it had sought support from the Commonwealth for the Myalup-Wellington Dam Project and Southern Forrest Irrigation Scheme after dragging their heels…

Labor shamelessly slugs households to ‘fix’ Budget

Western Australian households will be forced to fix the State Budget because PremierMark McGowan lacks the courage to enter negotiations with the State’s biggest miningcompanies to update an outdated 1960s charge in their State Agreements. The McGowan Government this week announced staggering increases to everyday fees and charges, including electricity (up 10.9 per cent per annum)…

Productivity Commission recommends winding up telecommunications USO

Member for the Agricultural Region and Commerce spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said has welcomed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to wind up the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO). Mr Aldridge said if implemented, the recommendation could deliver a guaranteed baseline service for both voice and data for the first time.After giving evidence to the…

More Bushfire Summits needed for adequate regional input

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, expressed his disappointment over the limited number of regionally based attendees invited to the Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in Mandurah. Mr Redman said he was surprised and astounded that many bushfire brigades in his electorate were not invited to the McGowan Government’s ‘once off’ Bushfire Summit. “Bushfire mitigation strategies and…

Love: electoral interference a threat to democracy

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has called for an inquiry into electoral interference following the Chamber of Minerals and Energy campaign ahead of the recent state election. Addressing the WA Parliament, Mr Love said the level of interference during the most recent state election campaign from special interest groups was very worrying and a…

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…