Nominations open for WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Nominations for the 2016 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards are now open. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the awards encouraged, acknowledged and rewarded the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses made throughout regional and rural WA. “These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise those often unsung…

Senate Candidate condemns Backpacker Tax decision

The Nationals WA Senate Candidate Kado Muir has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to push ahead with its damaging Backpacker Tax, warning increases to tax rates on working holidaymakers to 32.5 per cent would have disastrous implications for regional WA.  “The Federal Government consulted widely on this proposed legislation and despite overwhelming opposition from the…

NEW $16M FILM FUND PUTS REGIONS IN THE PICTURE

Regional Western Australia is set to benefit from a new $16 million Regional Film Fund, designed to drive production, investment and job creation across country WA. Member for Kalgoorlie, Wendy Duncan MLA, said the innovative initiative, made possible through funding from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, aimed to give WA the edge in…

Wheatbelt tours will be music to locals’ ears

Wheatbelt audiences will be able to enjoy a series of music tours and workshops, thanks to the State Government’s Regional Touring Boost program, funded through Royalties for Regions. Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the Western Australian Music Industry Association had received $62,400 towards visits to Bencubbin, Nungarin, Quindanning, Kellerberrin, Dowerin, Narrogin,…