WA budget gets poor reception

The Nationals WA spokesperson for regional communications Martin Aldridge MLC has slammed the McGowan Government for its lack of funding for mobile blackspots in regional Western Australia. Mr Aldridge said this month’s State Budget confirmed the McGowan Government would not address a single blackspot after next year. “This is a real kick in the teeth…

CRCs are the answer: Moore

Local MP Shane Love MLA says the Regional Development Minister’s plan to pit Community Resources Centres against each other to fight for funding will ultimately fail regional communities. Mr Love’s comment comes as last week’s State Budget confirmed the Community Resource Network will have 40 per cent of its funding slashed from 1 July 2019.…

No reprieve for Moora College in Labor budget

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has expressed his grave disappointment that last week’s budget has completely overlooked the Moora College. Mr Love said the McGowan government had only to allocate a few hundred thousand dollars to keep the College open beyond December 2018. “Moora College is the only local and affordable secondary boarding option between…

Wiluna dire fire risk needs solution from Minister

Member for North West Central Vince Catania is calling on the State Government to fund a new firefighting appliance for Wiluna after visiting the northern Goldfields town and meeting its chief volunteer firefighter last week. Mr Catania said numerous requests for a new appliance to increase structural firefighting and road crash response capacity from Wiluna…

Love issues budget wishlist

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has outlined his wish list of projects to be funded ahead of this week’s State Budget but admits local communities are on tenterhooks preparing for more Labor cuts. Mr Love said after just 12 months in power, the McGowan Government had decimated Moore by failing to honour funding for education,…