Love: Fracking inquiry a furphy

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has condemned the Labor government’s fracking inquiry announced yesterday, labelling it a furphy. “This inquiry is irrelevant – it will fail to consider the socio-economic impact of fracking and how fracking may impact other enterprises,” Mr Love said. “It definitely won’t offer the assurances or protection demanded by constituents…

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Redman – Budget hits regional communities

Royalties for Regions is not resting in peace – it is pulled apart, decimated and hurting! The McGowan Labor Government budget will use $861 million from Royalties for Regions to pay for essential government services such as health, education and water in the regions.  This means money that has always come from general government funds…

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Redman – Another broken promise to the bush

Comments by Alannah McTiernan (Royalties pot to fund Budget fix, News, September 2-3) give us the strongest indication yet that Thursday’s budget will see us returning to the dark old days where regional WA was an afterthought.  Royalties for Regions was introduced by the Nationals in 2008 as a strategy to address the long standing…

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Police shortage in regional WA

The McGowan Government’s refusal to keep its election pay promise to WA Police is hindering the State’s ability to attract officers to regional areas. The Nationals spokesperson for police Hon Marin Aldridge MLC said new statistics revealed country police stations looking to fill 44 vacancies had received zero applications in recent months. “WA Police Regional…

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