Emergency Service Volunteer Fuel Card applications open

Eligible volunteer emergency service Brigades, Groups and Units (BGUs) are able to apply for the Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card (ESVFC) after applications opened last week. The ESVFC is made possible by Royalties for Regions, to support the work of regional emergency service volunteers and acknowledge their valuable contribution to the community. Nationals Member for…

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Hassell calls on Morrison for fairer GST share

The Nationals WA candidate for O’Connor John Hassell invoiced Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison for more than $30.5 billion of WA’s lost share of GST revenue following his visit to Western Australia this week.  Mr Hassell said the Federal Government’s inaction, particularly by WA’s Federal MPs and Senators, had seen WA’s share of GST revenue fall…

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Nationals MPs issue event challenge to WA tourists

Five events in the greater Avon region have secured sponsorship through the 2016/17 Royalties for Regions-funded Regional Events Scheme (RES), and Nationals MPs want you to give them a go. The Avon Descent, Beverley Heroic, York Gourmet Food and Wine Festival, Northam Motorsport Festival and York Motorsport Festival were announced yesterday as local recipients of…

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Merredin, Hyden to benefit from new courts

Merredin and Hyden are set for upgrades to sports courts thanks to over $40,000 in grants through the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). Announcing the grants last week, Member for Central Wheatbelt and Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Mia Davies MLA said 19 projects across the State, including 13 in…

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Hassell welcomes federal telecommunications funding

The Nationals WA Candidate for O’Connor John Hassell has welcomed an election commitment from the federal National Party that an additional $60 million will be invested into the Mobile Black Spot Programme. Mr Hassell said mobile voice and data services were needed to support the growth and prosperity of regional businesses and communities. “Improving mobile…

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Innovative power solutions delivered in Esperance

Innovative new ways of delivering power to rural and remote customers are being pioneered in the Esperance region. Five solar-powered, stand-alone power systems have now been installed around Esperance as part of the restoration effort in the wake of last year’s devastating bushfires.  Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the…

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Jensen paying lip-service to GST issue

The Nationals WA candidate for O’Connor has accused independent MP Dr Dennis Jensen of paying lip-service to the issue of GST distributions to Western Australia. A former member of the Liberal Party, Dr Dennis Jensen this week called for all of WA’s Federal candidates to commit to supporting a GST floor should they be elected…

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A competitive WA defence supply sector in the Pilbara

Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC has welcomed a State Government announcement that three Pilbara businesses will share in more than $350,000 through the defence specific round of the Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP). Ms Boydell said Royalties for Regions has contributed $130,000 to the round and would enable recipients to…

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