Save our Rescue Helicopter Success

The South West will get to keep its rescue helicopter after the McGowan Government caved to community pressure and a strong campaign from The Nationals WA. Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC said a stampede of community support for The Nationals’ Save Our Rescue Chopper petition had forced the Premier’s hand.…

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Government Must Respond to ESL Review

Nationals WA Emergency Services spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC is calling for aState Government response to the Economic Regulation Authority’s recent review of theEmergency Service Levy. The review made 27 recommendations including tasking an independent organisation toadvise Government on management of the ESL and how it might fund a Rural FireService. Mr de Grussa said…

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Labor ignoring pleas to fund chopper

The Labor Government is under increasing pressure to fund the South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter’s operation beyond June 2018. Under questioning yesterday from Nationals WA Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman, the Minister for Emergency Services gave no assurance that the State Government would fund the life-saving service past this financial year. “Residents of the South…

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Labor ignors community calls to fund chopper

The Labor Government is under increasing pressure to fund the South West Emergency Rescue Helicopter’s operation beyond June 2018. Under questioning yesterday from Nationals WA Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman, the Minister for Emergency Services gave no assurance that the State Government would fund the life-saving service past this financial year. “Residents of the South…

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Play money for Regional Childcare Services

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is a great advocate of regional childcare services saying they deliver enjoyable social times for children, and provide choices for parents to participate in activities or take up work opportunities. “Families in the regions need the same level of access to quality childcare as those in metropolitan areas, however they…

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Government at odds on CRC Network future

Nationals WA member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is ramping up pressure on the State Government to clarify how Community Resources Centres (CRC) will be impacted by Budget cuts. Mr Aldridge said the Government was at odds with itself over how budgetary measures would impact the CRC Network, which faces a 40…

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Congratulations to newly elected Councillors

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to all newly elected and re-elected local government councillors. “Putting yourself forward to run for Council can be daunting, and I commend all candidates who nominated to represent their community,” Mr Redman said. “Candidates deserve our thanks for their willingness to step up to assume a leadership…

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