Government’s haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

Failures, inaction and missed opportunities in the emergency services portfolio threaten to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the southern high threat fire period begins today. Shadow Emergency Services Minister Martin Aldridge said the State Government’s slapdash approach to the impending southern bushfire season had created unnecessary angst…

Rushed bill by Labor defies accountability and consultation

The Opposition has condemned the Labor Government for rushing through yet another important piece of legislation, after the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 passed through the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday night. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said she was disappointed Labor would work to ram through a Bill of such sensitivity and significance, without public consultation…

Mixed messages cause vaccination confusion for emergency services volunteers

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Martin Aldridge MLC has called on the Government to provide clarity around vaccination requirements for emergency services volunteers. “The Opposition is concerned at how the vaccine mandate for fire and emergency services volunteers has been communicated, especially after the Premier and Chief Health Officer specifically excluded volunteers from the vaccine…

Dark day for regional WA as voices silenced in Parliament

The Opposition has condemned Labor’s disgraceful passing of electoral reform legislation, which will silence regional West Australians by slashing representation in the Parliament. Opposition Leader and Shadow Electoral Affairs Minister Mia Davies said the legislation, which passed the Upper House last night, was pushed through Parliament without a single change by Labor using its massive…