Regional tourism fading under Labor

The Labor Government’s preference to subsidise flights to Broome will come at a cost to other regional Western Australia tourism destinations, according to The Nationals WA. Under questioning in a Budget Estimates hearing, the Tourism Minister admitted his Government had struck a deal to reduce one-way Qantas airfares to Broome over the next 12 months…

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WA budget gets poor reception

The Nationals WA spokesperson for regional communications Martin Aldridge MLC has slammed the McGowan Government for its lack of funding for mobile blackspots in regional Western Australia. Mr Aldridge said this month’s State Budget confirmed the McGowan Government would not address a single blackspot after next year. “This is a real kick in the teeth…

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WA Labor Sells Out State’s Sheep and Cattle Farmers

19 March 2018 Nationals WA Spokesperson for Agriculture Colin de Grussa MLC has supported industry concerns about the recent announcement that the Labor Government would consider privatising the Muchea Livestock Centre in order to fund the new Boyanup saleyard. “Prior to the 2017 State Election, the Labor Government crowed about being anti-privatisation, yet 12 months…

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Division Response Capacity Questionable: de Grussa

The Nationals WA emergency services spokesman Colin de Grussa says the Labor Government’s capacity to improve response to fire under its Rural Fire Division model remains unclear. Mr de Grussa, who was briefed by the Minister this week and asked further questions in Parliament, said while the new model favourably focused on mitigation programs, there…

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Nats welcome McCarthy Review recommendations

The Nationals WA have welcomed the recommendations of the McCarthy Review into live sheep exports.  Leader Mia Davies said the changes, including a reduction of stock numbers on ships during the Middle Eastern summer and prioritising animal welfare over mortality, were positive measures. “Dr McCarthy’s review and the Federal Government’s acceptance of his recommendations mark…

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CRCs are the answer: Moore

Local MP Shane Love MLA says the Regional Development Minister’s plan to pit Community Resources Centres against each other to fight for funding will ultimately fail regional communities. Mr Love’s comment comes as last week’s State Budget confirmed the Community Resource Network will have 40 per cent of its funding slashed from 1 July 2019.…

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