Labor’s carrot and stick activist legislation fails farming sector

The Nationals WA have accused the State Government of introducing “carrot and stick” legislation to increase penalties for criminal trespass at the cost of farmers being subjected to severe scrutiny. Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa said Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 had muddied the waters between two separate and distinct challenges for…

Shortage of hospital doctors continues

In a follow-up to last year’s concerning discovery of reduced doctor availability at regional hospitals, regional patients are still suffering a lack of access to emergency care and treatment. The Nationals WA Health spokesperson Martin Aldridge recently questioned the Labor Government to determine if there had been any improvement to the shocking finding in 2019…

Aquatic resources amendments support fishers and pearlers

The Nationals WA have welcomed movement of the Aquatic Resources Management Amendment Bill 2020 in to the Legislative Assembly this week. Fisheries spokesperson Ian Blayney said the amendments would allow for greater flexibility and better management of WA’s fishing and pearling resources. “In 2016, the Liberal-National Government introduced the Aquatic Resources Management Act (ARMA) to…

Royalties for Regions could ensure no future snub for Spalding social housing

With a WA housing stimulus package announced earlier this week, Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney is calling on the State Government to ensure housing redevelopment in Spalding is not overlooked whilst regional programs under the initiative are being finalised. “With roughly $100 million set to be spent in the regions, housing redevelopment in Spalding cannot…