Lack of clarity remains for regional families

The Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for refusing to provide greater clarity around isolation requirements for students in boarding schools and residential colleges. Shadow Education and Training Minister Peter Rundle said the close contact rules for regional students studying in Perth have caused angst and frustration for regional communities. “Sending students home to isolate…

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Skilled workforce ready for action

The Opposition has commended organisers of the 8th annual Military to Civilian Career Summit, held at Irwin Barracks in Perth. The summit was delivered through a partnership between veteran charity Working Spirit and RSLWA, and was attended by over 40 businesses, organisations, and veteran support services. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the event created a…

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Time for G2G system to be dropped

The Opposition has called for the State’s G2G Pass system to be dropped, saying it was an unnecessary burden for travellers given Western Australia no longer has a hard border. Opposition Leader Mia Davies said there were other ways to check vaccination status, using certificates and the ServiceWA app. “We have a highly vaccinated population,…

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Inquiry into WA Public Trustee needed

Member for Roe Peter Rundle has called for an inquiry into the WA Public Trustee to ensure financial affairs of vulnerable West Australians are being prudently managed. Mr Rundle used Question Time this week to ask the Attorney General to investigate the agency and make sure its clients’ affairs are being carefully handled, without profit…

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Labor falls short on animal welfare

Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has called for an investigation into why a Government department failed to act when notified of animal welfare issues, following devastating fires in the Wheatbelt. Mr de Grussa said the Minister for Agriculture and Food and her Department have hidden behind bureaucratic processes rather than addressing significant…

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Opposition calls for Minister McGurk to go

The Opposition has called on the Minister for Child Protection Simone McGurk to resign. Opposition Leader Mia Davies moved a motion in Parliament calling for the Minister to stand down, citing a litany of failures that left the Department in a state of chaos and crisis. “The Minister has failed to act on reports completed…

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