Opinion: “Go buy a generator” poor response to regional power woes

Regional power outages have been a hot topic in recent weeks, for good reason. Hundreds of separate outages across the State in recent months have been infuriating for regional residents as they sweltered through the hottest summer on record without access to telecommunications, refrigeration, or air conditioning. Frequent outages have seen hospitality businesses and supermarkets…

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Federal funding boost delivers $1.3 billion for regional communication

The Opposition has welcomed Commonwealth funding of $1.3 billion to enhance regional telecommunications in last week’s Federal Budget. Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Martin Aldridge MLC said improving regional connectivity was vital to ensure families, business and communities had access to reliable and high-speed communications. “The 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review emphasised the importance of reliable,…

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Lack of clarity remains for regional families

The Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for refusing to provide greater clarity around isolation requirements for students in boarding schools and residential colleges. Shadow Education and Training Minister Peter Rundle said the close contact rules for regional students studying in Perth have caused angst and frustration for regional communities. “Sending students home to isolate…

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Skilled workforce ready for action

The Opposition has commended organisers of the 8th annual Military to Civilian Career Summit, held at Irwin Barracks in Perth. The summit was delivered through a partnership between veteran charity Working Spirit and RSLWA, and was attended by over 40 businesses, organisations, and veteran support services. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the event created a…

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