State Government adopts Nationals’ telecommunications plan

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s decision to adopt the $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Fund (ATF) – a central pillar of The Nationals’ telecommunication policy. Previously the State Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund (ATIIF), Mr Love said the ATF was developed by The Nationals in recognition that reliable, high-speed internet…

Rundle Welcomes Education Scoping Study Finding

Member for Roe Peter Rundle has welcomed the recent announcement that the Great Southern Middle School has secured funding to begin a study into education across the region. The study will explore educational issues in the local area, examine the demand for a new non-government regional middle school campus in Katanning, and deliver recommendations to…

Education sector encouraged to give feedback on VET

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA is seekingcommunity feedback on the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)program which is currently being reviewed under a State Parliamentinquiry.  Mr Love is a member of the Education and Health Standing Committee which will examine VETiS to ensure the program is meeting the needs of schools, students and…

Love: GG funding cut a blow to grower groups

WA agricultural grower groups are the latest victim in Labor’s war on Royalties for Regions, after it was confirmed $6 million would be cut from the Grower Group Research and Development Grant (GGRDG) program. The Royalties for Regions-funded GGRDG program was initiated by the previous Government, and championed by The Nationals WA as part of…

Urgent relief needed amid drought conditions

The Nationals WA have called for timely and efficient delivery of drought relief assistance to affected farm businesses across the agricultural region amid unprecedented dry conditions during the 2017 growing season. Following the release of the Grains Industry of WA July crop report, The Nationals spokesperson for agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC said patchy…