BANK CLOSURES A FAILURE TO SUPPORT REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

Nationals Wheatbelt MPs have expressed disappointment at the National Australia Bank (NAB)’s decision to close up shop in Wyalkatchem, Three Springs, Kondinin and Wagin. Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies said the announcement was a blow to the communities who relied on bank presence for their financial services, including household, business, and personal transactions.…

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Premier’s ‘captain pick’ taints independence of CCC Commissioner

The Opposition has criticised the Labor Government’s decision to ram through legislation using its massive majority to install the Premier’s captain’s pick as the Corruption and Crime Commissioner. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the Premier had tainted the independence of the State’s top watchdog by side-stepping the appointment process laid out in the Corruption, Crime…

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Opposition calls for further consultation prior to South Coast Bioregion Management Plan implementation

The Opposition has called on the Labor Government to undertake a further 12-month consultation period with small fishing operators prior to implementing the South Coast Bioregion Management Plan. Shadow Fisheries Minister Colin de Grussa said several small fishing operators in Albany and Esperance had continually raised concerns on the accessbility to the wet line managed…

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Sleeping rough a reality in Mark McGowan’s WA

The Opposition has called on the State Government to urgently deliver a whole-of-government response to address the ongoing housing crisis forcing people into homelessness, clogging up courtrooms, and placing pressure on community organisations. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the Labor Government was clearly failing to address an urgent crisis. “Nobody should be sleeping in the…

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