Doppler radar build begins at Newdegate

Construction has begun locally in Newdegate, on the first of three Doppler radars to boost weather intelligence for farm businesses and regional communities across the Wagin electorate. A $23 million Royalties for Regions investment will fund the construction of the three radars, which will be located throughout regional WA. Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA…

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Fardell calls for Backpacker Tax to be scrapped

The Nationals WA have hit out against the Federal Government’s Backpacker Tax, and will send a team of regional champions to Canberra to fight against the controversial tax. Senate Candidate Nick Fardell has leant his voice to the campaign against the Backpacker Tax, echoing calls from fellow Senate Candidate Kado Muir and Candidate for O’Connor,…

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Geraldton Cultural Trust flies new WA Flag

The Geraldton Cultural Trust raised a new WA flag today, presented by Nationals WA Member of Parliament and candidate for the seat of Geraldton Paul Brown MP. The flag was raised on the original flagpole of the ‘Residency’ that was built in 1862. “The Residency has a rich history, being the first ‘official government’ building…

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Mount Magnet Astro Fest Rocks

Member for North West Central Vince Catania travelled to Mount Magnet to officially open the weekend festivities at Astro Rocks Fest. “Getting out in the electorate and celebrating community events is a role that I most enjoy,” said Vince. “The community of Mount Magnet should be extremely proud of the festivities over the weekend. A great…

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Protections for volunteer firefighters introduced

Volunteer and retired career firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer will soon have greater access to compensation, following the introduction of a compensation bill last week. Member for the Agricultural Region, Martin Aldridge MLC welcomed last Wednesday’s introduction of the Firefighters and Emergency Volunteers Legislation Amendment (Compensation) Bill 2016 into the lower house, which reverses…

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Funding boost for regional road safety measures

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has welcomed the allocation of a record $145.7 million for road safety initiatives in the 2016-17 State Budget. The funding will be allocated through the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) and is set to benefit regional West Australians, with almost $64.9 million for road safety…

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Record $146 million to reduce road trauma in WA

Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, has welcomed the announcement of a record $145.7 million in the 2016-17 State Budget for proven road safety initiatives over 2016-17. Mr Holt said it was the most money ever allocated from the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) and well beyond the predicted income from speed…

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Backpacker Tax delay a band-aid solution

The Nationals WA have hit out at the Federal Government’s proposal to delay the controversial Backpacker Tax, calling it a “band-aid solution.” Senate candidate Kado Muir said the delay in implementing the Backpacker Tax from July 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, would only cause more uncertainty for regional industries and seasonal workers. “The Backpacker…

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