Where is the Federal funding for regional telecommunications?

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, stated he was disappointed that the newly released Federal budget outlined underwhelming funding for mobile communication towers.  “You would think that something as fundamental as regional communications would be a priority,” Mr Redman said.  Up-to-date communication technology is vital for regional businesses, agricultural practices and tourism, as well as the…

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Budget exposes WA MPs hypocrisy

The 2017 Federal Budget has reaffirmed the failure of Western Australia’s 16 Federal Liberal MPs to properly represent their State. The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said the pitiful $226 million GST top-up for WA, outlined in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget, was a mere drop in the ocean compared to the $23 billion tidal wave…

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Terry Redman acknowledges volunteers

Volunteers – the lifeblood of our communities.   Speaking to many volunteers around the Warren-Blackwood, I often hear them say, “I get out of it more than I put in”.  This is such a humble response to the many hours they so generously contribute to our communities.   Friendship, connection, feeling useful and being valued…

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Nationals committed to strong local government sector

The Nationals WA have rejected Corruption and Crime Commission head John McKechnie’s blanket criticism of regional local governments, saying it will make it harder to attract good quality candidates as councillors and staff.   Ms Davies said she was disappointed Mr McKechnie publicly tarred all regional WA councils with a brush of mismanagement and incompetence. …

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No marina = another Labor broken promise

Labor must come clean with the Port Hedland community if it intends to scrap the long-awaited Spoilbank Marina project, according to Nationals WA Mining and Pastoral Hon Jacqui Boydell MLC.  The Nationals Deputy Leader slammed comments by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan that the $152 million marina may not go ahead under Labor. “Port Hedland…

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Labor short on detail of forced amalgamations

WA Nationals Leader Mia Davies says Mark McGowan’s plan to dilute the Department of Regional Development shows just how low regional Western Australia is on Labor’s list of priorities.   “That regional development is to become just an add-on, rather than a stand-alone department, should strike fear in the hearts of all regional Western Australians,”…

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Thank you from Hon Dave Grills MLC

With the final votes being counted from the State election, it appears that I have been unsuccessful in my bid to retain my Mining and Pastoral Region seat. It has been an honour and a privilege to represent communities in the electorate and serve as their voice in State Parliament. Among the many things for…

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