McGowan Government should invest to expand seniors village

The Opposition has called on the McGowan Government to invest in increasing independent living units in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in tomorrow’s State Budget, which is expected to post another multi-billion-dollar surplus. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said investing in accommodation like Pringle Village allowed seniors from Kalgoorlie and surrounding towns to remain close to family and friends as…

Increased funds for PATS needed to support regional West Australians

Opposition Leader Mia Davies said it was vital for the McGowan Government to increase funding for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme, especially as cost-of-living pressures were biting regional West Australians’ back-pockets. “It’s a miserly Government that refuses to support country patients who are forced to travel when the McGowan Government hands down what we know…

Premier sheepish on live export

Thousands of hard-working West Australians who rely on the live sheep trade for their livelihood are in a state of confusion after a week of uncertainty with Labor Members flip-flopping in their support for the sector. Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has warned regional communities against trusting Labor, after the Premier refused…

Telecommunications boost for Durack

Residents of Durack will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding mobile blackspot and broadband upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program. Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing roll-out of the $257 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $30 million in…

Labor’s domestic violence budget announcement falls short

The Opposition has welcomed a State Government commitment of additional funding to combat domestic violence but said there is more to be done. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said Labor’s announcement missed an opportunity to support established services like DVassist, an organisation offering support for regional victims of family and domestic violence. “Likewise, we know that…