Labor ignores Pilbara student safety concerns

The Nationals WA have accused the Education Minister of “papering over the cracks” at Hedland Senior High School after allocating just $500,000 to fix a litany of infrastructure issues at the South Hedland campus. Education spokesperson Peter Rundle brought attention to the problems facing Hedland SHS last year when he publicly detailed the findings of…

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Rundle: Stay Safe on the Water This Long Weekend

Member for Roe Peter Rundle has urged everyone to stay safe over this long weekend, as Australia experiences a surge in drowning deaths. Figures released by the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia show a 50 per cent increase in drowning nation-wide, with 77 drowning deaths recorded since the beginning of December 2018. “We’ve…

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CRCs lose in Labor’s latest round of cuts

Community Resource Centres across regional WA will be forced to fight to retain training funds under a perverse new system orchestrated by the McGowan Government. Labor’s $2 million Regional Traineeship Program will pit more than 100 CRCs – and 22 eligible local governments – against one another to win funding of up to $30,000. Leader…

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Labor blocks briefing on rock lobster reforms

The Nationals WA have expressed concerns after a request to be briefed on the State Government’s controversial rock lobster reforms was denied. Spokesperson for fisheries Colin de Grussa said Nationals MPs had been seeking a briefing from Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly since the reforms were announced in December. “More than a month since making his…

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Labor again found keeping secrets from the public

The McGowan Government’s obsession with secret deals and hiding information from the West Australian public has again been laid bare. The Auditor General today found the Minister for Regional Development’s decision to withhold details regarding Labor’s election promise to build a wave farm off the Albany coast was unreasonable and inappropriate. Energy spokesperson Terry Redman…

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Nats condemn guerrilla tactics of animal activists

The Nationals WA have condemned the latest attempt by vigilante animal activists to harass and intimidate West Australian farmers. Leader Mia Davies said the publication of an “attack map” listing the locations and contact details of farmers was an invasion of privacy and potentially putting the safety of individuals at risk. Ms Davies said bio-security…

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