Regional travel restrictions require further clarification

The Nationals WA have raised concerns with the State Government regarding recently introduced intrastate travel restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Leader Mia Davies said despite the publication of the Prohibition on Regional Travel Directions last week, several grey areas had emerged which required clarification. “While we welcome regional travel restrictions to slow…

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Further support for fishing industry welcomed

WA Nationals Spokesman for Fisheries Ian Blayney welcomes the Government’s approval of WAFIC’s seafood industry COVID-19 stimulus package but notes that support for commercial herring operators was long overdue. The case for re-establishing the G-trap net fishery has been put forward by many in the industry, particularly in the last few years, after restrictions were…

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Local Member calls for fuel price investigation

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney is disappointed prices for unleaded petrol in Geraldton have not reduced proportionately compared with prices in metropolitan Perth. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, as of Sunday 29th March, the average unleaded petrol (ULP) price across Perth was 114.5 cents per litre – a price drop of more than…

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Regional residents seek travel certainty

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman welcomes the intrastate travel restrictions, especially stopping the high influx of visitors to the region over the Easter and school holiday periods. “Normally the region welcomes visitors and has campaigns to attract tourists to the area, however, this year is the exception due to the threat of COVID-19 spreading,” Mr…

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Local Member secures support for the fishing industry during COVID-19 pandemic

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney has welcomed the Federal Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism announced last night as part of a $170 million initiative to support  agricultural and fisheries sectors dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Having written to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack last week seeking support for primary producers in WA to…

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