Love issues budget wishlist

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has outlined his wish list of projects to be funded ahead of this week’s State Budget but admits local communities are on tenterhooks preparing for more Labor cuts. Mr Love said after just 12 months in power, the McGowan Government had decimated Moore by failing to honour funding for education,…

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Labor to slash CRC funding across Moore

Moore MP Shane Love MLA says a decision by the Labor Government to slash Community Resource Centre funding will destroy many regional communities. Mr Love said the reduction of $10 million would have a dramatic impact on the service delivery capacity of the State’s CRC Network. “Our CRCs are the shopfront for government services, assist…

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Labor neglecting true value of visitor centres

The Labor Government continues to ignore regional Western Australia’s tourism potential by turning its back on rural visitor centres to focus on Perth and Rottnest. Tourism spokesman for The Nationals WA Vince Catania said the McGowan Government had little interest in leveraging local knowledge, services and opportunities offered by the visitor centre network to upsell…

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Construction Training Fund motion passed

The Nationals WA motion to expand the Construction Training Fund (CTF) to help build the State’s skilled workforce was passed last week, with Upper House MPs voting 29 to 4 in favour of the amendment. Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC moved the motion to boost the CTF by removing an exemption…

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Don’t Trust Labor with Agriculture

WA Colleges of Agriculture were thrust under the spotlight of Parliament today when a petition was presented condemning the Labor government’s plan to dip into a vital trust that helps fund on-farm operations at school sites. The petition, tabled by agriculture spokesman Colin de Grussa MLC, contained more than 400 signatures calling on the Premier…

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New era in connectivity launched in Nungarin

Local MP Mia Davies has welcomed the launch of a new telecommunications network in the eastern Wheatbelt that will provide faster internet for connected users. The project, a collaboration between NEWROC and regional WA-based internet provider CRISP Wireless, will build up to 13 telecommunications towers across Koorda, Mt Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Trayning, Wyalkatchem and Merredin.…

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