Drought plagued farmers still in rent limbo

The Nationals WA Deputy Leader Jacqui Boydell has called on the Labor Government to heed the call to provide relief from rent payments and shire rates for drought-affected pastoralists. Ms Boydell said much-needed Federal drought assistance was being kept from the reach of pastoralists in the Mining and Pastoral Region because of the technicalities involved…

Call for State, Commonwealth support to develop alternative interstate route

The Nationals WA have called on the State and Federal governments to prioritise an alternative transport route to ensure WA remains connected to the nation during times of disaster. Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell has written to Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack this week urging Commonwealth support…

Water Relief for Grass Patch

The Nationals WA agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC has welcomed today’s announcement officially declaring water deficiency in Grass Patch.   Water deficiency was also declared in the Jerramungup North area, and water will begin to be carted to the two locations from tomorrow.   Mr de Grussa said he was relieved the farmers in…