New regional firefighting measures welcomed

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it will support all 17 recommendations of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire. Mr Grills said many of the recommendations from the inquiry, conducted by Euan Ferguson AFSM, were already being implemented ahead of the…

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Love welcomes rapid response to Ferguson Inquiry

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it will support all 17 recommendations of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire by Euan Ferguson AFSM. Mr Love said many of the recommendations from the inquiry were already being implemented ahead of the 2016 bushfire season. “It is…

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Grills encourages locals to nominate ‘heritage heroes’

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC is encouraging locals to nominate ‘heritage heroes’, as part of the State Government’s prestigious Western Australian Heritage Awards 2017. The annual State Government awards recognise the outstanding contribution of owners, volunteers, professionals and organisations working to promote and conserve WA’s cultural heritage. Mr Grills said…

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Back down on Backpacker Tax win for regional WA

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the Federal Government’s back down on its proposed ‘Backpacker Tax’. Mr Love said while the Federal Government’s decision to change its original proposal to tax working holidaymakers 32.5 per cent from the first dollar earned to 19 per cent was not an ideal solution, it was still…

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Top WA productions on tour in regional WA

Local MP Terry Waldron MLA has welcomed news that seven top Western Australian productions are touring regional WA until October thanks to the Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF), made possible by Royalties for Regions. Mr Waldron said the RRTF was part of the State Government’s $24 million investment over four years in regional arts…

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