Premier’s ‘captain pick’ taints independence of CCC Commissioner

The Opposition has criticised the Labor Government’s decision to ram through legislation using its massive majority to install the Premier’s captain’s pick as the Corruption and Crime Commissioner. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the Premier had tainted the independence of the State’s top watchdog by side-stepping the appointment process laid out in the Corruption, Crime…

Opposition calls for further consultation prior to South Coast Bioregion Management Plan implementation

The Opposition has called on the Labor Government to undertake a further 12-month consultation period with small fishing operators prior to implementing the South Coast Bioregion Management Plan. Shadow Fisheries Minister Colin de Grussa said several small fishing operators in Albany and Esperance had continually raised concerns on the accessbility to the wet line managed…

Labor’s electoral reform will slash regional representation

The Nationals WA have urged the McGowan Government’s Ministerial Expert Committee on Electoral Reform to consider the negative impacts of reducing representation in the Legislative Council for regional Western Australia. The Nationals’ submission focused on three key recommendations: Supporting those living in regional and remote WA who have an expectation and a democratic right to…