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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No reprieve for Moora College in Labor budget

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has expressed his grave disappointment that last week’s budget has completely overlooked the Moora College. Mr Love said the McGowan government had only to allocate a few hundred thousand dollars to keep the College open beyond December 2018. “Moora College is the only local and affordable secondary boarding option between…

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Wyatt’s budget is rotten at the core

The McGowan Government continues to raid Royalties for Regions to pay for day-to-day government services. Leader Mia Davies has slammed Treasurer Ben Wyatt for a smoke-and-mirrors Budget which seeks to build a surplus on the back of cost-shifting more than $1 billion of core services into Royalties for Regions over the next four years. Labor…

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Wiluna dire fire risk needs solution from Minister

Member for North West Central Vince Catania is calling on the State Government to fund a new firefighting appliance for Wiluna after visiting the northern Goldfields town and meeting its chief volunteer firefighter last week. Mr Catania said numerous requests for a new appliance to increase structural firefighting and road crash response capacity from Wiluna…

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