Agrifood export grants for Asian markets

The State Government today announced $3 million in grants for exporters to help boost export opportunities for Western Australia’s agricultural and food products in Asian markets. Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said the grants, made possible by the Government’s Royalties for Regions program, would support Western Australian agrifood businesses to invest in accessing and developing high-value…

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Fish trap petitions presented in Parliament

Member for North West Central Vince Catania MLA and Member for Mining and Pastoral Jacqui Boydell MLC have applauded the Gascoyne community for its activism and tenacity in opposing a proposal to reintroduce fish traps in the region. “Earlier this week I was proud to table a petition in the State Parliament which contained more…

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Huge uptake for Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card

More than 86 per cent of eligible emergency service volunteer groups across regional Western Australia have applied to receive the Royalties for Regions-funded Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card (ESVFC). Applications closed for the card on January 10, six weeks after they opened in November, and saw a staggering 807 out of 933 eligible organisations apply…

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Nationals oppose forced local government reform

The Nationals WA have once again voiced their opposition in Parliament to forced local government reform, after the City of Perth Bill 2015 came before the Legislative Council this week. The Bill, which seeks to forcefully expand the City of Perth boundary, is the product of the State Government’s flawed local government reform process spanning…

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