Catch up on all the latest media releases, opinion pieces, photos and videos featuring Mia Davies and The Nationals WA team – keeping you informed about what’s happening in our regional communities.

Drought Innovation Hub must be based in WA

The Nationals WA have called on the Federal Government to establish a research and innovation hub in Western Australia to help farmers and regional communities become more drought prepared. Last week the Federal Government announced two Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs would be established in regional Australia, funded by $20.3 million from the Future…

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Stop Puppy Farming bill has tail that wags the dog

Member for Moore, Shane Love, says the State Government’s Stop Puppy Farming bill has turned into a dog’s breakfast after amendments to recognise farmers’ needs for working dogs were rejected by Labor. Mr Love said he strongly supported stamping out intensive puppy farming. The proposed legislation, however, caught too many in its net, including farmers…

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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…

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Labor must recognise urgency for Geraldton bypass

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney has again called on the Labor Government to accelerate the Alignment Selection Study for the Dongara to Northampton Coastal Route Corridor to prevent further disappointment to Mid West residents who have already had to wait too long for results. “Landholders and other stakeholders need to know when a preferred alignment…

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