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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Continued funding for Kidsport and Nature Play

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC has welcomed news that two of the State Government’s hugely popular sporting and recreation programs – KidSport and Nature Play WA – would continue to be funded with $5 million allocated as part of the State Budget. “The State Government is really proud of these…

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Bunbury business shares in defence funding

A Bunbury business is among metropolitan and regional businesses across Western Australia to share in more than $350,000, as part of the defence-specific round of the State Government’s Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP). Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said Overflow Industrial Pty Ltd would receive $20,092 to purchase fibre optic…

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