Reverse the cuts now, Parliament tells McGowan

The Upper House of the Western Australian Parliament is demanding the McGowan Government reverse its cruel cuts to regional education. A motion moved by The Nationals WA Deputy Leader Jacqui Boydell on Wednesday called for the Labor Government to honour its own election commitment to provide “a quality education to WA children and young people…

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Rundle Welcomes Government Action on Cliffs Closure

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum that the Government is in talks with parties interested in filling the gap left by the closure of Cliffs Koolyanobbing mine.  Minister Bill Johnston told Parliament that his office, together with representatives from the Premier’s Office, the Minister…

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Racing must come first if TAB sale is to go ahead

The McGowan Government must shed the financial blinkers and ensure Western Australia’s racing industry emerges from the sale of the TAB entrenched in the winner’s circle. The Nationals racing spokesperson Colin Holt said he was increasingly concerned the privatisation of the TAB was being hijacked by Treasury, with the ongoing viability of the racing industry…

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Historic Jetties Left to Rot by Lack of Legislators

Attempts to preserve the state’s three remaining timber jetties from Nationals WA Members of Parliament Peter Rundle and Vincent Catania have been hamstrung by a lack of resources being made available by the Labor Government. Mr Rundle and Mr Catania had commenced the process for protecting the Esperance, Carnarvon and Busselton jetties through legislation, but…

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Labor continues to sideline Moora Residential College

The Labor Government is refusing to acknowledge the pain its plan to shut Moora Residential College will cause despite hundreds of protestors travelling from the Central Midlands and across regional WA to protest against its closure at Parliament. Member for Moore Shane Love said community members were irate requests for Ministers to visit the Wheatbelt…

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Minister for Sport Turns His Back on Regional WA

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray confirmed his complete lack of respect for regional WA in Parliament yesterday, turning his back on the regional constituents he claims to represent. Nationals WA Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Peter Rundle MLA said the Minister was unable to answer a question about how closing regional camp schools would limit…

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