Labor ignors community calls 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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Play money for Regional Childcare Services

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is a great advocate of regional childcare services saying they deliver enjoyable social times for children, and provide choices for parents to participate in activities or take up work opportunities. “Families in the regions need the same level of access to quality childcare as those in metropolitan areas, however they…

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Government at odds on CRC Network future

Nationals WA member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is ramping up pressure on the State Government to clarify how Community Resources Centres (CRC) will be impacted by Budget cuts. Mr Aldridge said the Government was at odds with itself over how budgetary measures would impact the CRC Network, which faces a 40…

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Congratulations to newly elected Councillors

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman extends his congratulations to all newly elected and re-elected local government councillors. “Putting yourself forward to run for Council can be daunting, and I commend all candidates who nominated to represent their community,” Mr Redman said. “Candidates deserve our thanks for their willingness to step up to assume a leadership…

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Interactive RfR Map Disappears

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is frustrated with the removal of the on-line Royalties for Regions investment map and is critical of the McGowan Labor Party for their lack of transparency regarding regional investment. The interactive map – previously located at http://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au was launched by The Nationals while in government as a way of providing…

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Regional job opportunities lost due to RfR cuts

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman made the point in Parliament that the recently tabled McGowan Labor Party’s Jobs Bill is full of rhetoric but lacks substance. Mr Redman also stressed that the Royalties for Regions initiative had included significant regional investment that made a difference to job creation, and that employment opportunities are now lost…

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Geraldton Hospital left in limbo

THE McGowan Government pre-election promise of $45 million for upgrades to Geraldton Hospital remains in limbo. THE McGowan Government pre-election promise of $45 million for upgrades to Geraldton Hospital remains in limbo. The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region and Health Spokesperson Martin Aldridge MLC said the Premier’s visit to Geraldton earlier this month…

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Future of Moora Residential College uncertain

The Nationals WA have used Parliament this week to confirm that almost $155,000 had been wasted planning the much needed $8.7 million redevelopment of the Moora Residential College after Labor abandoned the project following the recent State election.   The Nationals WA have used Parliament this week to confirm that almost $155,000 had been wasted…

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Nationals WA: Labor all talk no action

Nationals WA Science and Innovation spokesman Colin de Grussa MLC has labelled the Labor Government the “Government of talk not action” following the announcement of yet another summit. Mr de Grussa said the McGowan Government was using forums to tick the “consultation” box without engaging in proper consultative processes. “These summits are talkfests, which the…

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