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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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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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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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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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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Road Trauma Trust Account funding welcomed

Nationals MPs have welcomed an increase in expenditure through the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) in this year’s State Budget. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC and Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the record $146million spend was a result of a concerted campaign for the Road Safety Minister to increasingly…

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STATE BUDGET 2016-17

The 2016-17 State Budget was been handed down by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday. Ms Davies said the Treasurer’s speech outlined the exceptional circumstances the State has faced over the past eight years, pointing to the downturn in commodity prices, a perverse GST system that has delivered the lowest ever return in our tax…

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