Labor Bans Nationals Meeting with Emergency Volunteers

The Nationals WA have expressed concern after the Minister for Emergency Services barred visiting MPs from meeting with local emergency services volunteers in the Pilbara this week. Spokesperson for Emergency Services, Colin de Grussa MLC, said barring elected Members of Parliament from speaking with local volunteers was a gross overreach by the McGowan Government. “It’s…

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Nationals call for consumers to have right to repair

The Nationals WA have called on the Federal Government to introduce “right to repair” legislation, which would require manufacturers to provide consumers with genuine replacement parts, tools and repair documentation. Spokesperson for agriculture Colin de Grussa said that big tech companies and manufacturers in the agricultural industry were making it increasingly more difficult for consumers…

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Life membership for Nationals stalwart Wendy Duncan

Members and supporters of The Nationals WA gathered in Manjimup over the weekend to convene their annual State Conference. Joined by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Senators Bridget McKenzie and Matt Canavan, the Party faithful spent the weekend debating motions put forward by Branch representatives, and enjoying the hospitality of the Manjimup community. A…

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MacTiernan leaving WA regions in mobile black spot

The Nationals WA have accused Alannah MacTiernan of misleading Parliament after a botched last-minute attempt to address mobile blackspot funding. Ms MacTiernan told Parliament on Tuesday that she had written to Federal Minister Bridget McKenzie to request more time to submit locations to the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program. However, The Nationals WA spokesperson for…

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Muresk is best for Bushfire Centre of Excellence

Local MP Martin Aldridge has thrown his support behind a push to have the State Government’s new Bushfire Centre of Excellence (BCoE) located at the Muresk Institute near Northam. Mr Aldridge, a former firefighter, said collocating the facility at Muresk would not only meet the location requirements outlined in the request for proposal (RFP) process…

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