Campaign promoting road safety launched

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is keen to promote the 2017 WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign, which was recently launched and runs until January 5 next year. The campaign is committed to improving road safety by increasing awareness, getting the community involved and working together to reduce road fatalities and injuries in…

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Labor Failing to Act On Firearms Transport Issues

Nationals WA Agriculture spokesman Colin de Grussa MLC has criticised the Labor Government for failing to act to operational changes made by WA Police limiting the number of carriers approved to transport firearms and ammunition. In August WA Police notified firearm licence holders of the 11 approved carriers, which no longer included Australia Post. Mr…

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Wheatbelt Art Prize sets new benchmark

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies has said the 2017 Wheatbelt Art Prize has exceeded expectations and continues to grow as a permanent fixture in the region’s arts and culture scene. The weekend event at Cummins Theatre offered a combined prize purse of almost $9000, attracted close to 160 entries across nine categories and included…

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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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