Nats want a review date on Pilbara liquor bans

The Nationals WA have called on the Director of Liquor Licensing to announce a review date for the incoming Pilbara liquor restrictions. Deputy leader and local MP Jacqui Boydell said the blanket liquor bans had caused angst in the community, particularly in Karratha where the West Pilbara Liquor Accord was preparing for the introduction of…

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Labor extends lobster consultation period

Labor’s move to extend the consultation period with WA’s rock lobster industry by 13 days is clear evidence that the fishing industry wants no part of reforms announced by the government on December 8, according to Moore MP Shane Love MLA. Mr Love said the government’s actions to increase the total commercial catch from 6,300…

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“One size fits all” approach to Pilbara alcohol problems won’t work

The Nationals WA have rebuked the Director of Liquor Licensing’s attempt to curb alcohol abuse in the Pilbara, questioning whether the “one size fits all” approach will achieve harm reduction without community buy-in and a comprehensive Government response.   Deputy Leader and local MP Jacqui Boydell said the heavy-handed restrictions were an “erosion of personal rights”…

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Time for Premier to rein in Kelly

Premier Mark McGowan must step in and put an end to his Fisheries Minister’s reckless plot to nationalise the local rock lobster industry, according to The Nationals WA. Fisheries spokesperson Colin de Grussa said Minister Dave Kelly had caused distress and uncertainty for the industry since announcing he would take ownership of 1385 tonnes of…

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