In-depth consultation needed following passing of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The Opposition has called for in-depth consultation during the development of regulations for the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, after the legislation passed through Parliament last night. Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister Vince Catania said Labor rammed the highly sensitive and important bill through Parliament, ignoring proper process, so extensive meetings must occur before rules are…

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Aldridge obtains clarification on emergency service vaccination directions

Farmers and landowners responding to fires and emergencies on their properties will not be captured by the State Government’s vaccination mandate for fire and emergency service volunteers. Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Martin Aldridge, raised the point of concern directly with Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson last week, following weeks of muddled messages…

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Statement from Leader of The Nationals WA

Leader of the WA Parliamentary National Party Mia Davies has called on Mr James Hayward to resign his position from Parliament, saying it was untenable for him to retain his seat. “Mr Hayward is facing serious charges, he has resigned his membership of our Party and he should now resign from the Parliament,” Ms Davies…

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Government’s haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

Failures, inaction and missed opportunities in the emergency services portfolio threaten to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the southern high threat fire period begins today. Shadow Emergency Services Minister Martin Aldridge said the State Government’s slapdash approach to the impending southern bushfire season had created unnecessary angst…

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