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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Calls for an inquiry into regional airfares

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has thrown his support behind calls for an inquiry into regional airfares in Western Australia.   This follows recent requests by local governments in the Pilbara and the Goldfields for an inquiry into the relatively high cost of air travel to the State’s resource-rich regions.…

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Mukinbudin sisters receive top fundraising award

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA has congratulated two Mukinbudin sisters who have received an Australian award for their efforts in fundraising and promoting stroke awareness. “Mukinbudin sisters Rebecca Clarke and Katie Sippe have won the Fundraiser of the Year category at the 2016 Stroke Awards,” Ms Davies said. “They raised an incredible $12,000…

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Upgrades to Esperance performing arts venues

Venues in Esperance, including the town’s historic Bijou Theatre, will benefit from the latest round of Regional Venues Improvement Fund grants. The Regional Venues Improvement Fund (RVIF) is part of the State Government’s $24 million investment over four years in regional culture and arts through the Creative Regions Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.…

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Watering WA rebates open for farms

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the announcement of a $4.4 million Watering WA rebates scheme for farmers in dryland agricultural areas who are looking to develop and improve on-farm water supplies. “The Department of Water’s popular Farm Water Rebates Scheme now falls under the State Government’s $30 million Watering WA initiative, made…

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WA Meth Helpline provides free support

The State Government has launched a dedicated, free Meth Helpline to expand the fight against methamphetamine use in Western Australia. Member for Moore Shane Love MLA said the important service was another initiative of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy announced in this year’s State Budget. “Meth is a scourge and it is tragic…

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