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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More scrutiny needed on Mining Bill

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC has called for the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to be referred to Parliamentary Committee to ensure it is properly scrutinised before it is passed through the Upper House. Ms Boydell said referral to Committee was needed to afford prospectors and small miners the thorough…

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