Labor Fail Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Communities

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has slammed the McGowan Labor Government for its failure to support the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun communities as First Quantum Minerals’ Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine transitions in to care and maintenance. Mr Rundle said it was disappointing no Ministers had visited Ravensthorpe or Hopetoun since FQM announced intentions to cease production…

Plea to retain Agricultural Education Directorate

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman has expressed his dismay that the McGowan Government has abolished the Agricultural Education Directorate in the Department of Education’s central office.   “This move is a major blow to secondary agricultural education in this state,” Mr Redman said.   Western Australia has five highly regarded Colleges of Agriculture based in…

Federal funding overlooks Toodyay pool

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has expressed his disappointment that Toodyay’s proposed recreation facility has been overlooked in the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. A key feature of the Toodyay Shire’s $23 million sporting hub proposal is a public aquatic centre within a sporting precinct that would also cater…

DE GRUSSA WELCOMES $3M FOR WA CROP RESEARCH HUB

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed today’s announcement that Murdoch University has received a $3 million grant to establish a new Crop Research Hub.   Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce MP announced the funding today through the Grains Industry Infrastructure Grant for Murdoch University, who will establish the…

DE GRUSSA WELCOMES NEW BIOSECURITY RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed last week’s announcement that the National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research.  The NBC endorsed the following national Research, Development and Extension priorities: Prevention – data…

ELECTORATE OFFICE LOOKS AT BIG PICTURE

Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and Peter Rundle MLA welcomed a fresh face to the office in recent weeks, by hosting Campbell McKenzie, a student from the Esperance Anglican Community School as part of their Big Picture Education programme. The Esperance Anglican Community School recently introduced the Big Picture education programme, an innovative method of…