Where is the Federal funding for regional telecommunications?

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, stated he was disappointed that the newly released Federal budget outlined underwhelming funding for mobile communication towers.  “You would think that something as fundamental as regional communications would be a priority,” Mr Redman said.  Up-to-date communication technology is vital for regional businesses, agricultural practices and tourism, as well as the…

Terry Redman acknowledges volunteers

Volunteers – the lifeblood of our communities.   Speaking to many volunteers around the Warren-Blackwood, I often hear them say, “I get out of it more than I put in”.  This is such a humble response to the many hours they so generously contribute to our communities.   Friendship, connection, feeling useful and being valued…

Labor lacks credibility on FIFO

Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC has slammed the State Government for its weak comments on reducing Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) work practices in regional WA.  Ms Boydell said it was clear new Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston, whose electorate is located in Cannington, had no credibility on the issue and called…

The Nationals WA unveil new leadership

The Nationals WA have today unveiled their new parliamentary leadership team. The Nationals elected Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA to lead the Party, with Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Hon Jacqui Boydell MLC elected as Deputy Leader at a party room meeting earlier today.  Ms Davies said she was humbled to be given the opportunity to serve as Leader of the Party.  “The Nationals WA have been a…

Farewell to Winifred Piesse

Deputy Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies has paid tribute to the late Winifred Piesse, noting her legacy as the first woman to represent the Country Party in State Parliament.  Ms Davies said Ms Piesse would be remembered as a hardworking and passionate Member of Parliament, and for her tireless advocacy in health, education, children and youth…