More options to effectively deal with low level, first-time offenders

Courts will be given more options when sentencing low-level offenders in an effort to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Western Australia’s criminal justice system. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said he supported the introduction of the Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into State Parliament. “This Bill proposes to…

New WA Meth Helpline provides free support

The State Government has launched a dedicated, free Meth Helpline to expand the fight against methamphetamine use in Western Australia.   Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the important service was another initiative of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy announced in this year’s State Budget.   “Meth is…

Upgrades to Cervantes performing arts venue

Cervantes Recreation Centre is to receive Royalties for Regions funding of $333,803 through the Regional Venues Improvement Fund (RVIF) grant. Member for Moore Shane Love praised the Cervantes community for their longstanding efforts to upgrade the Recreation Centre which is used as a cultural and a sporting venue. “This funding will allow upgrades including the…

Upgrades to performing arts venue in Albany

NATIONALS Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt MLC, has today announced that the City of Albany a successful recipient of the Regional Venues Improvement Fund grant. The Regional Venues Improvement Fund (RVIF) is part of the State Government’s $24 million investment over four years in regional culture and arts through the Creative Regions…

Funding available for Community Groups

Nationals WA MP and candidate for the seat of Geraldton Paul Brown, has urged local community groups to apply for Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund. Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to assist with community projects aimed at delivering positive outcomes in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and…