Nationals call for consumers to have right to repair

The Nationals WA have called on the Federal Government to introduce “right to repair” legislation, which would require manufacturers to provide consumers with genuine replacement parts, tools and repair documentation. Spokesperson for agriculture Colin de Grussa said that big tech companies and manufacturers in the agricultural industry were making it increasingly more difficult for consumers…

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Life membership for Nationals stalwart Wendy Duncan

Members and supporters of The Nationals WA gathered in Manjimup over the weekend to convene their annual State Conference. Joined by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Senators Bridget McKenzie and Matt Canavan, the Party faithful spent the weekend debating motions put forward by Branch representatives, and enjoying the hospitality of the Manjimup community. A…

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MacTiernan leaving WA regions in mobile black spot

The Nationals WA have accused Alannah MacTiernan of misleading Parliament after a botched last-minute attempt to address mobile blackspot funding. Ms MacTiernan told Parliament on Tuesday that she had written to Federal Minister Bridget McKenzie to request more time to submit locations to the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program. However, The Nationals WA spokesperson for…

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Muresk is best for Bushfire Centre of Excellence

Local MP Martin Aldridge has thrown his support behind a push to have the State Government’s new Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE) located at the Muresk Institute near Northam. Mr Aldridge, a former firefighter, said collocating the facility at Muresk would not only meet the location requirements outlined in the request for proposal (RFP) process…

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WA TAB sale must strengthen country racing

The Nationals WA will not support the McGowan Government’s sale of the WA TAB without a demonstrated and preserved benefit for regional race clubs and participants. Racing and gaming spokesperson Colin Holt undertook years of consultation and groundwork on the sale process as a former Minister in the Liberal-National Government and said he was pleased…

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de Grussa: Community Must Have Their Say

17 September 2018 Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa encourages the Esperance community to make sure they have their say on the replacement jetty designs before the 21 September 2018 cut off. The Shire of Esperance recently released draft concept designs for a 400m jetty that incorporates a timber historic section, a…

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