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…

Building Better Regions Success for Waroona Aged Housing

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC has congratulated not-for-profit aged care organisation Quambie Park Inc. on their successful application to the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The $1,674,940 grant will go towards the Waroona Housing Options Village to provide affordable accommodation for the aged, including the construction of nine disability modified…

Youth in Moore encouraged to nominate for Heywire

Local MP Shane Love MLA is encouraging young people aged 16-22 in Moore with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition. Each year, regional ABC stations select a winning Heywire competition entry to represent their part of Australia, with winners afforded the opportunity to work alongside ABC staff to produce their…

Love welcomes biosecurity capacity review

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s move to review Western Australia’s biosecurity response capabilities with a focus on resolving market access issues. Mr Love said that as a primary producer, he had in the past a great sense of unease regarding the way successive Liberal Ministers dealt with biosecurity matters.…

Lithium project a litmus test for Labor

The McGowan Government’s regional development credentials are set to be severely tested as negotiations begin over the future location of a multi-million dollar lithium refinery.    Kidman Resources last week flagged Kemerton Industrial Park, 10 minutes north east of Bunbury, the Mungari Industrial Estate, 20 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Kwinana as possible locations for the refinery which will process lithium from the company’s Mt Holland lithium mine in the…

State Government adopts Nationals’ telecommunications plan

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s decision to adopt the $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Fund (ATF) – a central pillar of The Nationals’ telecommunication policy. Previously the State Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund (ATIIF), Mr Love said the ATF was developed by The Nationals in recognition that reliable, high-speed internet…