Nationals welcome AvonLink and MerredinLink continuing

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies has welcomed the continuation of the AvonLink and MerredinLink train services. In 2013, The Nationals secured $6.6 million of Royalties for Regions funding for the three-year AvonLink Enhancement Project after the service was slated for closure, Ms Davies said. “The trial investigated whether alternate…

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Productivity Commission recommends winding up telecommunications USO

Member for the Agricultural Region and Commerce spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said has welcomed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to wind up the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO). Mr Aldridge said if implemented, the recommendation could deliver a guaranteed baseline service for both voice and data for the first time.After giving evidence to the…

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More Bushfire Summits needed for adequate regional input

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, expressed his disappointment over the limited number of regionally based attendees invited to the Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in Mandurah. Mr Redman said he was surprised and astounded that many bushfire brigades in his electorate were not invited to the McGowan Government’s ‘once off’ Bushfire Summit. “Bushfire mitigation strategies and…

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Logan’s Figures Greasier than a Fireman’s Pole

Nationals MLC Colin Holt says the community has every right to feel angered by the admission of Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan that no modelling or research has been done to substantiate his claim that establishing a rural fire service would cost $400 million.  ‘Minister Logan has confessed that the $400 million figure he has…

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Love: electoral interference a threat to democracy

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has called for an inquiry into electoral interference following the Chamber of Minerals and Energy campaign ahead of the recent state election. Addressing the WA Parliament, Mr Love said the level of interference during the most recent state election campaign from special interest groups was very worrying and a…

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The Nationals WA welcomes new PNP members

Leader of The Nationals WA Mia Davies MLA has congratulated incoming Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa MLC on their entry to State Parliament.  Ms Davies said both Mr Rundle and Mr de Grussa brought extensive experience to the Parliamentary National Party (PNP) and were…

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