Love welcomes biosecurity capacity review

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s move to review Western Australia’s biosecurity response capabilities with a focus on resolving market access issues. Mr Love said that as a primary producer, he had in the past a great sense of unease regarding the way successive Liberal Ministers dealt with biosecurity matters.…

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Lithium project a litmus test for Labor

The McGowan Government’s regional development credentials are set to be severely tested as negotiations begin over the future location of a multi-million dollar lithium refinery.    Kidman Resources last week flagged Kemerton Industrial Park, 10 minutes north east of Bunbury, the Mungari Industrial Estate, 20 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Kwinana as possible locations for the refinery which will process lithium from the company’s Mt Holland lithium mine in the…

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State Government adopts Nationals’ telecommunications plan

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s decision to adopt the $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Fund (ATF) – a central pillar of The Nationals’ telecommunication policy. Previously the State Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund (ATIIF), Mr Love said the ATF was developed by The Nationals in recognition that reliable, high-speed internet…

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Rundle – GG Funding Cut a Blow to Grower Groups

WA agricultural grower groups are the latest victim in Labor’s war on Royalties for Regions, after it was confirmed $6 million would be cut from the Grower Group Research and Development Grant (GGRDG) program. The Royalties for Regions-funded GGRDG program was initiated by the previous Government, and championed by The Nationals WA as part of…

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de Grussa – Electorate Office Looks at Big Picture

Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and Peter Rundle MLA welcomed a fresh face to the office in recent weeks, by hosting Campbell McKenzie, a student from the Esperance Anglican Community School as part of their Big Picture Education programme. The Esperance Anglican Community School recently introduced the Big Picture education programme, an innovative method of…

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Rundle Welcomes Education Scoping Study Finding

Member for Roe Peter Rundle has welcomed the recent announcement that the Great Southern Middle School has secured funding to begin a study into education across the region. The study will explore educational issues in the local area, examine the demand for a new non-government regional middle school campus in Katanning, and deliver recommendations to…

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Education sector encouraged to give feedback on VET

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA is seekingcommunity feedback on the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)program which is currently being reviewed under a State Parliamentinquiry.  Mr Love is a member of the Education and Health Standing Committee which will examine VETiS to ensure the program is meeting the needs of schools, students and…

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Love: GG funding cut a blow to grower groups

WA agricultural grower groups are the latest victim in Labor’s war on Royalties for Regions, after it was confirmed $6 million would be cut from the Grower Group Research and Development Grant (GGRDG) program. The Royalties for Regions-funded GGRDG program was initiated by the previous Government, and championed by The Nationals WA as part of…

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Urgent relief needed amid drought conditions

The Nationals WA have called for timely and efficient delivery of drought relief assistance to affected farm businesses across the agricultural region amid unprecedented dry conditions during the 2017 growing season. Following the release of the Grains Industry of WA July crop report, The Nationals spokesperson for agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC said patchy…

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